137 Search Results for Nova Uniao

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...

Dec 17, 2013 2:28 pm

Shooto Announces Man vs. Woman Fight in Brazil

Andre Pederneiras (pictured, blue), head of team Nova Uniao (think training ground for UFC champions Renan Barao and Jose Aldo) has announced plans for a co-ed fight to take place at Shooto 45 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this upcoming Friday, December 20th. The two fighters involved are Juliana Velasquez (0-0) fighting from Team Nogueira,...

Dec 11, 2013 9:55 am

Jose Aldo Excited To Learn From BJ Penn In Brazil

It has been a little over a year since we have seen BJ Penn in action, and it seems the road back to competition will be paved with the help of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao. Penn will be coaching the next season of The Ultimate Fighter alongside...

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....