125 Search Results for Nova Uniao

Sep 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Leo Santos Admits To Cramping During “Exhausting” Weight Cut

Leo Santos picked up a win over Efrain Escudero this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 51, however he admits he had trouble with his weight cut. His teammate, Renan Barao was forced out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw after hitting his head after passing out when he was cutting weight. Despite...

Jul 16, 2014 4:05 pm

“UFC Fight Night 45” Results: Gadelha Dominates Lahdemaki, Gets Decision Win

The Ultimate Fighting Championship welcomed the straweight division with a fight between Claudia Gadelha and Tina Lahdemaki. The bout aired on UFC Fight Pass and Gadelha would claim the glory when it was all over. It was no surprise when the bookies revealed their odds for the event that Gadelha was the most favored fighter....

Jul 13, 2014 10:02 am

Mendes Fires Back At Aldo: ‘Supplement Deez Nuts’

When Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo square off for the second time, the Nova Uniao vs. Team Alpha Male rivalry will likely hit its boiling point. The two teams can’t seem to get along, and even worse, Mendes and Aldo just don’t like each other. Yesterday we featured a lengthy statement from the UFC’s featherweight...


Jun 28, 2014 8:37 pm

UFC Fight Night 44 Results: Lamas Defeats Dias by way of Unanimous Decision

Number-three ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas played his veteran role well in the octagon tonight and utilized the judges’ criteria to pick up the unanimous decision win. Even though he was not landing the majority of his shots, he threw at high volume while controlling the octagon which will always look good in the eyes of...

Jun 12, 2014 6:32 am

UFC Announces First Strawweight Fight In Promotion History

This is some history making news for you guys (and gals). The UFC has announced its first ever strawweight fight. For those who might not be sure what that is, it’s the 115 lb. weight division. The first fight in the new women’s division will be…… Claudia Gadelha (pictured) vs. Tina Lahdemaki. UFC officials confirmed the fight....

Jun 9, 2014 5:04 am

Dillashaw On Barao Insult: ‘It was just a joke’

“There are a lot of crap being said about this episode. Actually, Urijah has never posted anything. A guy from our gym did the joke. Duane was going to give a Muay Thai seminar and the guy did the joke. It was because Duane said during my fight with Barao that I was giving him...

Jun 4, 2014 5:06 am

Mendes To Aldo: I’m Going To Beat Your A$$

Jose Aldo said in an interview this week that Nova Uniao was going to get payback on Team Alpha Male, specifically Chad Mendes when the two fight in August. Aldo’s frustration was due to a joke made by someone at Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness who listed Renan Barao under people signed up for Duane ‘Bang’...

Jun 3, 2014 10:01 am

Jose Aldo: We Will Get Payback on Team Alpha Male

After T.J. Dillashaw decimated Renan Barao, team Nova Uniao began saying that they blamed the UFC for making Barao fight too soon. Jose Aldo took a more realistic approach to why Barao was defeated by Dillashaw. “Renan was well prepared, and of course that (Dillashaw) was also well trained, but Dillashaw surprised him,” Aldo said...

May 26, 2014 10:59 am

Barao teammate blames loss on UFC fight schedule

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was gracious in defeat this past Saturday night, stating the following after his loss to T.J. Dillashaw:  “It was a really tough fight,” said Barao in cage. “I congratulate him, it was his fight tonight. But I’m coming back.” The same unfortunately cannot be said for Nova Uniao 2nd...

May 26, 2014 5:00 am

Barao Teammate Calls UFC Crooks For Making Him Fight So Soon

Unfortunately for Renan Barao, he lost his UFC bantamweight title last Saturday. Fortunately for TJ Dillashaw, he beat him. While Team Alpha Males is likely still celebrating their first UFC title, Team Nova Uniao is not in high spirits. Marlon Sandro, teammate of Barao took to Instagram with the following: “I’m sure you will come...

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm

UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived. Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him. Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the...

May 5, 2014 8:11 am

Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias set for UFC Fight Night 44

UFC officials recently announced that a featherweight bout between recent title challenger Ricardo Lamas (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s ‘UFC Fight Night 44’ event in San Antonio. Ricardo Lamas will be looking to rebound from his February title loss to longtime featherweight...

Apr 23, 2014 9:23 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 2 Recap – Team Penn Takes Early Lead

The second episode of UFC reality show, The Ultimate Fighter: Season 19  begins with the fighters entering the TUF house for the first time. Aside from the typical room picking, several of the fighters talk about how excited they are to be there. Last episode, with the first fight-pick in hand, Head Coach, BJ Penn...

Apr 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Dos Santos Says Aldo Sports Best Fighter

“There are a lot of great fighters right now. It’s complicated, but I’ll choose Jose Aldo. It’s not because I’m at Nova Uniao now. I’d have answered this question the same way before. It’s impressive what Aldo has done in his division. I know that a lot of people are talking about Jon Jones, and...

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Apr 10, 2014 10:47 am

Renan Barao Admits Fight Finishes Are Going To Be Less Frequent

Twenty-five minute bantamweight title fights. Get used to them. Renan Barao, the UFC’s 135 pound kingpin, recently addressed the Brazilian Press with thoughts of decisions. “I think so because it’s hard when you are the champion. All eyes are on you, the other athletes are studying your game. Sometimes you win a fight and people...

Mar 4, 2014 5:32 pm

Assuncao Would be ‘Pissed’ if He’s Passed Over for Title Fight

Coming off his sixth straight win, stellar bantamweight Raphael Assuncao feels he’s the guy to get the next crack at champion Renan Barao. The two fighters above him in the current rankings have already received their title shots so Assuncao feels it’s his time. He told Fox Sports the following: “I’ll be pissed if it...

Feb 27, 2014 10:17 am

Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein now faces Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11

A cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,″ Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), has been forced to pull out of his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX 11. The reason behind Ponzinibbio’s scratch remains unknown, but it left Canadian Jordan Mein without an opponent for the April fight card. UFC officials were quick to correct the matter,...

Feb 27, 2014 10:06 am

Aldo Coach: Brazil Has The Best Fighters

“The Brazilian athletes are the best in the world, I have no doubt about that. With few condition of work that we have, we get these champions, this is something that you don’t see in any other place in the world. You watch a person fed poorly in his younger life, some who never took...

Feb 12, 2014 11:19 am

Second fighter in two days is murdered in Natal, Brazil

(Luiz de Franca pictured above) On Monday morning, Brazilian welterweight Luiz de Franca (3-0 MMA) was shot dead inside a BJJ and fitness Alta Performance gym in Natal, Brazil. Alta Performance houses Kimura Nova Uniao, which is an affiliate of the famed Nova Uniao gym. Franca’s alleged attacker was a police officer who he had...

Feb 12, 2014 9:18 am

Authorities Question Police Officer Suspect In Luiz de Franca Murder

On March 23, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil for the highly anticipated rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former PRIDE champion Dan Henderson as they hope to repeat the success of their last bout which won them “Fight of the Year” honors. However, they...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 20, 2013 8:19 am

Brazilian Man vs. Woman Fight Was A Joke, Not Happening

Andre Pederneiras, coach of famed fight team Nova Uniao, recently drew headlines when he announced that he would be promoting a mixed-gender MMA bout at Shooto Brazil 45. However, the fight may not happen at all, and according to Brazilian commissioner Osiris Maia, it was never going to happen in the first place. Maia told MMAfighting.com that “This...

Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

Man vs. Woman Fight Sanctioned: No Elbows/Knees Allowed

The fight that made headlines earlier this week, and drew ire from many in the MMA community has been sanctioned, with a couple stipulations. The match will be between Emerson Falcao, who is a male, and Juliana Velasquez, who is a female. The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (BMMAC) has apparently sanctioned the fight, but...