123 Search Results for Nova Uniao

Nov 30, 2013 8:23 am

Injury Forces Hacran Dias Out of Bout With Kawajiri

Asian MMA standout Tatsuya Kawajiri was set to make his UFC debut against Nova Uniao disciple Hacran Dias in Singapore on January 4. However, just like so many other exciting match-ups in the past, this too has been dismissed by an unfortunate injury; this one sustained by Dias during training. Dias has only made two...

Oct 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Mark Coleman Named As Team Penn’s TUF 19 Wrestling Coach

UFC Hall-Of-Famer, Mark “The Hammer’ Coleman has accepted a spot on the coaching team of BJ Penn for the 19th season of the UFC’s hit reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.” The former UFC champion will join BJ Penn, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras and perhaps even Bas Rutten as a coach for up-and-coming fighters. While...

Oct 3, 2013 12:43 pm

Penn In Talks With Mike Dolce To Help Make 145 Pound Division

“I’m bringing in one of my old coaches, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras, who gave me my black belt, to train me again. I’m also talking to Mike Dolce to help me make weight. I’m making changes to my camp, but keeping the core for values. I’m going to train with Jose Aldo. I’m hooking...

Sep 27, 2013 12:17 pm

MMA fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza dies cutting weight

Tragedy has struck the MMA community in Brazil, as it was announced yesterday that Nova Uniao fighter, Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, died just prior to weighing in for his ‘Shooto 43’ flyweight bout against Gabriel Brasil. The 26-year-old “Feijao” was suffering from complications with his weigh cut, according to teammate Andre Santos, who spoke with MMA...


Aug 23, 2013 9:58 am

UFC Fight For The Troops Card Taking Shape: Romero v. Markes & Camozzi v. Larkin

The UFC announced its addition of two middleweights bouts to its November 6 Fight For The Troops card.  Yoel Romero will face Ronny Markes, and Lorenz Larkin (pictured) will face Chris Camozzi, the UFC announced via Twitter Thursday night.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Two middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight For...

Aug 12, 2013 10:58 am

Aldo Cool With TRT, Believes Couture Used It

“I don’t see the problem with using TRT. Everybody uses [steroids], from the champion to the newcomer. I believe we [from Nova Uniao] are the only ones that don’t do that, because Andre (Pederneiras) was always against steroids. I think it’s wrong to criticize someone who came forward and said they take TRT. Americans always...

Aug 9, 2013 11:09 am

Aldo Coach Agrees to Apologize To Pettis If He Steps Up And Fights Jose

Last Sunday Nova Uniao boss and Jose Aldo coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian Radio show and called out Anthony Pettis for faking his injuries and backing out of the UFC 163 main event with Jose Aldo. Pettis denied these allegations and now Andre is prepared to retract his comments and apologize if some...

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Jun 7, 2013 4:43 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Here we go again, fight fans! Another huge night of UFC fights goes down Saturday, June 8th in Brazil as Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira takes on Fabricio Werdum in the main-event of this talent-rich UFC on FUEL TV 10 card. Although many of the fighters may be fairly unknown to the mainstream...

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thales Leites Returns to the UFC after Almost Four Years

The UFC’s latest addition to its middleweight division is no stranger to the world’s most famous octagon. After almost four years, former title contender Thales Leites is back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as reported by Sportv.com.  According to Leites, the contract has already been signed, but the first bout of his return to the...

Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Aldo vs. Pettis set for August 3rd In Rio | UFC News

The much-anticipated bout between José Aldo and Anthony Pettis already has a place on the UFC calendar. The collision between the current featherweight champion and the former WEC lightweight title holder is scheduled to take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 3rd, as the main event of the evening, as...

Oct 30, 2012 10:19 am

World MMA Awards Announces This Years Nominees: VOTE NOW | MMA NEWS

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and get suited and booted, as the 5th Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas. After 12 months of outstanding action in the world of MMA, the fifth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards arrives to bestow some of the planet’s best fighters...

Oct 5, 2012 1:13 pm

“UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot” Main Card Predictions | UFC NEWS

  Tomorrow night the UFC will put on their third event in three weeks as they present UFC on FX 5: Silva vs. Browne from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The four bout main card will be headlined by a heavyweight match-up pitting Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Travis “Hapa” Browne. In the co-main event...

Oct 2, 2012 11:58 am

Chad Mendes slated to face Harcan Dias at UFC on FX6 | UFC News

  UFC featherweight, Chad Mendes is slated to face Harcan Dias at UFC on FX6 taking place Saturday, Dec. 15, at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. The main card airs live on FX Friday, Dec. 14, in the U.S. due to the time difference following prelims on FUEL TV....

Sep 13, 2012 1:54 pm

Alvarez vs. Pitbull Headline Loaded Night of Fights at Caesars Windsor | MMA NEWs

As Bellator prepares for its explosive seventh and final season on MTV2, the promotion has finalized a stacked night of fights that include the highly anticipated lightweight showdown between Eddie Alvarez and Patricky Pitbull, as well as the Season 7 Featherweight Tournament and a host of International and Canadian talent looking to collect big wins...

Aug 2, 2012 10:30 am

BIO

Born on December 13, 1978, Jay Dee “B.J.” Penn is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and a two time, two division Mixed Martial Arts champion currently fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). B.J. is the fourth of five sons born of Jay Dee Penn Sr. and Loraine Shin. The Penn family heritage, although prominent...

Jul 7, 2012 12:07 am

Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes Added To UFC on FX 5 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Bart Palaszewski will get his wish and fight in Indianapolis on the UFC on FX 5 card. Facing Palaszewski is Diego Nunes who was defeated by Dennis Siver in his last bout at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva. Sources close to the bout confirmed the news to MMAWeekly. Indiana native Bart...

Jun 14, 2012 6:28 am

Ronny Markes On Returning From Injury And Helping Barao Train For Faber | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Ronny Markes in an interview with TATAME. Markes has competed twice in the UFC getting the win on both occasions firstly at Light-Heavyweight where he defeated Karlos Vemola then dropping to Middleweight to face Aaron Simpson where Markes used his size to edge out a close decision victory. Overall Markes now has...

Apr 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Dana White | Tito Ortiz and BJ Penn Belong in the UFC Hall of Fame | UFC NEWS

The next induction to the UFC hall of fame we will “likey” see two of the most prolific UFC champions.  SB Nation reports a lunch gathering at The Palm restaurant, White said two fighters coming close to the end of the line, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and Multi-Weight Class champ BJ Penn belong in the Hall...

Apr 19, 2012 1:44 pm

Just Scrap Radio | BJ Penn Talks About His Genesis as a Fighter

By Lynn Mitchell: A segment of the Just Scrap Radio Show was BJ Penn recollecting memories of his father insisting he show up just one time to Tom Callos’ class.  BJ was more into boxing at that time and was not interested in jiu jitsu telling his father it wasn’t for him.  BJ’ father then...

Apr 17, 2012 6:11 am

Gray Maynard Opens As 3 to 1 Favorite Over Clay Guida

Gray Maynard will look to get back in the hunt for the UFC Lightweight title in June when he faces off with Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4. Coming into the fight the odds makers have Maynard as the heavy favorite over Guida. According to BetonFighting.com, Maynard comes in as a 3 to 1...

Apr 13, 2012 2:42 pm

"UFC on FUEL TV 2: Gustaffson vs. Silva" Breakdown And Preview

By Jamie McAllister: On April 14th The UFC makes the long awaited return with the UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva card. The Ericsson Globe Arena will play host to this event which is the first UFC event to be held in Sweden which is stacked with fighters from all over the globe and...

Feb 28, 2012 1:23 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 3 | Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo Booked

Bantamweights Jeff Curran and Johnny Eduardo have agreed to face off during the UFC’s third trip to FUEL TV. UFC on FUEL 3 is set to take place from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on May 15. An old school UFC veteran, Jeff Curran recently made his return to the promotion after an absence...

Feb 28, 2012 9:30 am

Quick Twitt | Jose Aldo's Coach Warns Frankie Edgar To Stay At Lightweight

Translation – “The biggest advantage that Edgar has he would lose at 66kg, that is his speed. Aldo keeps the belt.” Famed Nova Uniao leader André Pederneiras took to twitter recently to give his take on the talks of Frankie Edgar moving down a weight class. Thoughts? Read More: Jose Aldo (News), Frankie Edgar (News),...

Feb 2, 2012 11:10 am

UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo Drops Ed Soares As Manager

The Black House management team headed up by Ed Soares and Jorge Guimaraes has lost another star athlete amongst their roster. After managing the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Junior Dos Santos and Jose Aldo the famed management team has taken another hit to their roster of champions. First to leave the group was...

Jan 24, 2012 5:14 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FUEL 2: Siver Books Nunes In Featherweight Debut

The German striker, Mr. Dennis Siver is headed to Sweden to make his featherweight debut against top 145’er Diego Nunes. BJPENN.COM confirmed the matchup this afternoon after reports started circulating. UFC on FUEL TV 2 is officially set to take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on April 14th. In the main...

Jan 17, 2012 8:22 am

UFC NEWS – Aldo Only Moving To Lightweight For Immediate Title Shot

[box_light]”It won’t happen for now, unless he goes straight for a title shot. Not, “Oh no, he left the featherweight belt, moved up to lightweight and started from the beginning,’ no way.”[/box_light] Leader of Brazils Nova Uniao and trainer of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Andre Pederneiras, comments on the possibility of his champion moving...