Archive: André Pederneiras

Mar 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Coach Pederneiras: MMA without PEDs won’t be as spectacular

Andre Pederneiras is one of the greatest coaches in the sport of mixed martial arts. The founder of Nova Uniao has instructed some of the sports biggest stars including Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos, Pedro Rizzo and of course BJ Penn. Pederneiras recently spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo (as translated by Lucas...

Jun 28, 2014 2:22 pm

Pat Miletich will be the next UFC Hall of Fame inductee

According to the online schedule for next weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, former UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich (29-7-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), will be the next man to join the hallowed halls of the UFC Hall of Fame. “The Croatian Sensation’s” UFC Hall of Fame induction is slated for next Sunday, July 6, at 2:30...

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 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

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 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...

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...