Archive: Brazil

Dec 31, 2014 5:02 am

Rio To Host UFC Fight Night 63

The UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro on March 21 for UFC Fight Night 63. The fight card will mark the UFC’s sixth trip to the “Marvelous City”, but it will serve as Rio’s first ever “UFC Fight Night” event. All five of the previous shows held in Rio were pay-per-view events. We have...

Dec 20, 2014 4:55 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Means Earns Split Decision Win Over Alexandre

Means looked to be gaining momentum in the second round, but it was cut to a halt when the referee paused the bout due to an illegal knee. The referee stopped the bout because it looked like Means landed a knee to Alexandre while his fingertips were on the ground, but upon replay review you...

Nov 9, 2014 4:28 pm

Lineker Slams McCall, “God Punished Him”

After Ian McCall was forced out of the his co-main event bout against John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 56 last night due to a blood infection, John Lineker has started calling for an immediate title shot against Demetrious Johnson. He spoke to media members in Brazil. “He paid the price for his jokes. He...

Nov 3, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Jorge Oliveira Steps In On 6 Days Notice To Fight Dhiego Lima

Jorge Oliveira has stepped in on 6-days notice to fight Dhiego Lima at UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil this upcoming Saturday. Lima broke the news on Twitter yesterday. My opponent pawlak got injured for our fight next week I will now be fighting Jorge "blade" Oliveira! Different opponent same mission! #ufc — Dhiego Lima...


Nov 2, 2014 4:29 pm

Legendary Rapper Narrates MMA Documentary

Legendary rapper Ice T has taken on the role of narrating a film about Wallid Ismail’s MMA promotion in Brazil. Ismail is the man credited with aiding MMA stars such as Fabricio Werdum, Lyoto Machida, and Jose Aldo to name a few, to super-stardom in their careers. In this video, Ismail gives fight fans an...

Nov 2, 2014 9:18 am

Lineker Slams “The Talking Cricket” Ian McCall

John Lineker and Ian McCall don’t face off until UFC Fight Night 56 this weekend, but the pair have continued to trade verbal shots back and forth. Linker continued to heat things up in a recent interview with MMAJunkie, where he compared McCall to Jiminy Cricket from the childhood story, Pinocchio. “I am really happy...

Oct 27, 2014 9:04 pm

PHOTO | Over 600 Fighters Attend TUF Brazil Casting Call

Earlier this week the UFC held open tryouts for TUF Brazil 4, which will consist of bantamweights and lightweights. UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby Tweeted a photo of the event, saying over 600 fighters showed up to try and earn a spot on the show. 600+ fighters show up for TUF Brazil tryouts. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/yNKT0f7Ee4 —...

Oct 27, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor Visits The Favela In Brazil

Conor McGregor attended UFC 179 this past weekend to watch Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes fight for the UFC featherweight championship in Brazil. Today, McGregor visited the Favela’s in Brazil, and captured the moment. Went deep into the Favela's today. What an experience!! http://t.co/o0DExCD01O pic.twitter.com/eEyw6Qnv9w — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 26, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 6:25 pm

McGregor: ‘Siver Fight Just To Stay Sharp And Get Rich’

It was announced earlier today that Conor McGregor would be fighting Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59 in January as the main event in Boston. McGregor did a Q&A before the UFC 179 weigh-ins with the hostile Brazilian crowd, who even chanted death threats at McGregor, but the Notorious one was unwavering. His words:...

Oct 24, 2014 12:14 pm

‘I’m attacking Mendes Like A Runaway Truck’

Leading up to their UFC 179 rematch tomorrow night, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes have taken verbal shots at one another, and even not so verbal sometimes (See that HERE). Aldo spoke in a recent interview about what it’s like defending his featherweight strap in Brazil once again, and whether or not he’ll jump into...

Oct 24, 2014 11:04 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP! UFC Adds Nine Bouts To Upcoming Events

The UFC has been extremely busy this week booking matchups for upcoming events. Catch up on all of the latest matches that have been set over the course of this past week! First up we have Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares, who will face off at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on January 3rd. Marquardt...

Oct 6, 2014 10:34 am

Thiago Tavares Loses Election In Brazil

UFC veteran Thiago Tavares came up short in a political election earlier this week when he ran for a seat with the State’s Legislative Assembly. Tavares received approximately 7,980 votes, ranking him at 103 in the political ladder. The winner, Gelson Merisio received 119,280 votes. Tavares sent out the following message to his supporters via...

Sep 17, 2014 2:59 pm

QUICK TWITT: Machida vs. Dollaway Set For UFC FN 58

Fresh off a 5-round war against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida will be stepping into the Octagon against C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil. The UFC announced this bout on Twitter, using UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to break the news. .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachidafw encara @cbdollaway no #UFCBarueri (20/12)....

Sep 14, 2014 1:30 pm

UFC Unveils Plans For At Least Seven ‘Bigger Events’ For Brazil In 2015

UFC Fight Night 51 marked the second highest attended UFC event in Brazil this year out of a total of 4 events so far. At the post-fight press conference for the event UFC executive Grace Tourinho, who was hosting the post-fight press conference spoke about the UFC’s plans for holding a minimum of seven events...

Sep 8, 2014 9:07 am

Shogun Ignores His Family’s Plea To Retire

Shogun Rua has one of the longest and most storied careers in MMA. From being the Pride Grand Prix champion in 2005 to becoming a UFC champion in 2010, Shogun Rua isn’t ready to put an end to his 12-year MMA career just yet. He spoke on a Brazilian TV program: “My mother asks me...

Sep 7, 2014 3:20 pm

Shogun vs. Manuwa Headlines UFC Fight Night Brazil In November

The UFC has announced that Shogun Rua and Jimi Manuwa will headline UFC Fight Night Brazil, which will be held in Brazil on the same day as UFC Fight Night Australia. UFC.com broke the story. The event will be held in Uberlandia Brazil, on November 8th, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Also on...

Aug 28, 2014 5:04 am

Glover Teixeira Promises To Finish Phil Davis

Despite Phil Davis’ initial claims that if he were to fight Glover Teixeira to a decision in Brazil next month that he would likely lose, Glover has a different take. “I didn’t understand his complaint. That decision (at UFC 163) was controversial, but I thought that Lyoto won the fight and Phil’s arm was the...

Aug 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Phil Davis Changes His Mind, Says He Isn’t Worried About Biased Brazilian Judges

Earlier this month Phil Davis stated that he was a bit worried about fighting Glover Teixeira in Brazil because he was worried about biased judging. Today during a media scrum after the UFC 179 ticket sales, Davis said he was misquoted. “I don’t even know why that article got printed,” Davis said in a media...

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Phil Davis Worried About Biased Brazilian Judging In Glover Fight

Earlier this month Phil Davis signed the contract to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and while he is looking forward to getting a fight against the former title challenger, Davis admitted that he is a bit worried about biased judging. His words: “I think it’s a great match up,” Davis told Sumbission Radio. “He’s...

Aug 4, 2014 10:05 am

Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira Booked For UFC 179 In Brazil

UFC 179 has a highly anticipated matchup for its co-main event. Phil Davis will meet former title challenger Glover Teixeira. Rumors of the bout had been circling for some time, but now the bout has been made official for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes. Phil Davis was riding a three fight win streak over Wagner...

Jul 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Sean Spencer Steps In For Injured Joe Riggs

Sean Spencer has stepped in to replace an injured Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, and will now face Paulo Thiago. Spencer is 2-2 in the UFC, and most recently dropped a close split decision loss to Alex Garcia back in March. The loss ended Spencer’s two fight win streak that saw...

Jul 29, 2014 3:35 pm

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Hallmann vs. Tibau, Pepey vs. Johnson

UFC Fight Night 51, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Brazil has just picked up two more bouts. Brazil’s own Gleison Tibau will square off with Piotr Hallmann. And Godofredo Pepey will square off with Dashon Johnson. Tibau is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pat Healy at UFC Fight Night Cerrone...

Jul 14, 2014 5:52 pm

Bigfoot Disses Arlovski, Says He Will Knock Him Out

Antonio Bigfoot Silva will be making his UFC return in September against Andrei Arlovski in his native country of Brazil. Bigfoot spoke with MMAFighting.com about the fight and how this time around, he wants to finish Arlovski. We fought once and we know what we can do, but we fought four years ago and I...

Jul 14, 2014 8:10 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Four Bouts

UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place in Brazil has picked up four bouts as of today. Lukasz Sajewski (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (12-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Mike Rhodes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (15-7 MMA, 5-7...

Jul 4, 2014 5:01 am

Andrei Arlovski Meets Bigfoot Silva At Fight Night 51

Fresh off his decision win against Brendan Schaub, Andrei Arlovski will not meet Antonio Bigfoot Silva at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil. Bigfoot Silva is coming off a rare draw against Mark Hunt in December, afterwhich he failed a drug test for elevated testosterone levels. His suspension will be up in September, just in...