Archive: ufc brazil

Jan 22, 2015 4:49 pm

Faber vs. Assuncao Set To Headline Brazil Fight Card

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, a key bantamweight fight between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao will headline March’s UFC Fight Night 62 event in Brazil. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news but are expected to do so in the very near future. Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber has...

Mar 22, 2014 11:09 am

Joe Rogan: ‘TRT Ban Not Fair For Fighters Like Bigfoot Silva’

“I think that there’s most certainly people abusing [TRT]. It sucks because people who aren’t abusing it and actually need it, like Bigfoot (Antonio Silva). You want to talk about a guy who absolutely probably needs it, how about a guy who had a tumor in his pituitary gland and has a real health issue....

Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

Bigfoot Not Happy With Brazil’s Ban On TRT

“The way I see, he (Brazil’s Athletic Commission Leader, Marcio Tannure) wants to play the good guy role. He’s just being political because he was never against TRT. But I don’t judge him. Everybody likes Dr. Tannure, he is a great person. He made a mistake with me and I was upset because he hasn’t...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Jan 3, 2014 12:36 pm

UFC Opens Office in Brazil

The UFC has made a major impact in the country of Brazil since its return in 2011, and 2014 brings with it new changes to how the UFC will operate there. According to MMAfighting, Grace Tourinho, the UFC’s managing director, announced that the UFC will open its own office in Brazil to run local events...

Nov 28, 2013 7:25 am

Andy Ogle vs Charles Oliveira Matchup Set For UFC Fight Night 36 In Brazil

Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle (pictured), who competed on the TUF Live Season, has compiled a UFC record of 1-2, but his two losses were by competitive decisions. Ogle will now get a chance to compete against Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira, who holds a 4-4-1 record in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 36. Ogle...

Nov 8, 2013 11:06 am

Real Gangster Sonnen Isn’t Worried About Lynching In Brazil

As Chael Sonnen prepares to embark on his journey across the southern border to coach the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, some have worried about his safety among the local population. Sonnen has long been an outspoken antagonist towards Brazil and its fighters and now he will have to navigate the streets of...

Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm

Paulo Thiago Set to Return at UFC Brazil In May | UFC NEWS

Brazilian welterweight Paulo Thiago is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to his homecountry in May, as reported by TATAME earlier today. The event, known as UFC on FX 8, will be headlined by a battle of middleweight contenders between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold. Thiago’s opponent is yet to be confirmed. Regardless of who’s...

Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

Dana White Confirms Luke Rockhold vs Vitor Belfort UFC Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White confirmed that plans are in place for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold yesterday while in London. A date and venue have not been confirmed yet, but it will likely take place during the second quarter of 2013. The fight will headline a major event in Brazil, and the winner will most...

Nov 30, 2012 9:38 am

VIDEO | Big Nog Goes Gangnam Style InThis Brazilian Honda Commercial | UFC NEWS

In Brazil the men we see inside the Octagon are huge stars. These guys don’t stop doing endorsements for major corporations targeting the Brazilian Market. One of the biggest names in Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts is “Big Nog” and as a result he has made this very newly released, but strangely awkward Honda commercial.

Nov 30, 2012 9:27 am

Jon Fitch On Demian Maia: “He’s A Monster At 170” | UFC NEWS

“It will be an interesting matchup. I haven’t created too much of a game plan but I think I’ll overwhelm him with everything that I bring to the table. He’s really a monster at 170. I was surprised at how big he was down in Rio [at UFC 153]. I think as far as depth,...

Nov 27, 2012 9:45 am

Erick Silva Focused On Weighty Issues Following Fitch Defeat | UFC NEWS

“I won’t permit it to happen again. I will be attentive to the weight, I will work it well. I won’t have much on me by the end of the year. In the last fight, I thought that it would be better to get heavier in the final stages of training but afterwards I realized...