3339 Search Results for Brazil

Nov 22, 2016 8:14 am

Teammates Michael Johnson and Kamaru Usman want to fight Dos Anjos and Maia in Brazil

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC Fight Night 100, streaking welterweight Kamaru Usman dominated Warlley Alves to a lopsided, unanimous decision win. It was one of the best wins of his already impressive career. In the moments after his defeat of Alves, Usman sought to catapult himself up the welterweight rankings with a...

Oct 29, 2016 11:25 am

UFC Brazil head reveals resignation due to treatment of Brazilian fighters

While the new UFC owners, WME-IMG, have continued to fire countless UFC employees across the globe, including several top-ranked UFC executives, UFC Brazil Senior Vice President and General Manager, Giovani Decker, has officially announced why he was quick to part ways with the promotion nearly a month ago. Decker took to social media to explain...

Oct 3, 2016 3:30 pm

UFC Vice President of Brazil resigns from promotion

Shortly before his second year as Vice President and general manager of the UFC’s Brazilian operations, Giovani Decker has resigned from the promotion, according to UFC officials. Decker had been the UFC’s top executive in Brazil for nearly 600 days after replacing former VP/GM Grace Tourinho. UFC officials confirmed that Decker wasn’t changing positions within...


Sep 13, 2016 1:43 pm

VIDEO | Former TUF Brazil competitor starched in 7 seconds

TUF Brazil 4 competitor Bruno Silva stepped into the cage on the main card of Aspera FC 44 in Sao Paulo, Brazil to fight Adalto Prado this past weekend. Silva, who now holds a 9-3 record, was looking to build on a split decision win he picked up at the end of last year. Instead,...

Aug 31, 2016 8:11 am

Paul Felder Starts GoFundMe Campaign to Get his Cornermen to Brazil

While Conor McGregor is breaking records with his multi-million dollar paydays, many other UFC fighters continue to struggle financially. Look no further than dangerous lightweight striker Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder for evidence of this. On September 24, Felder is scheduled for a trip south to Brasilia, Brazil, where he’ll be taking on the streaking...

Aug 30, 2016 11:41 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia vs. UFC Brazil reporter Amanda Salvato arm wrestling match

[ooyala code=”IyeDJtNTE6m6Br0ZNRYghwynj2w5gdCl” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″] Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia is definitely an intimidating woman. The BJJ powerhouse turned MMA fighter is set to fight next month on RIZIN 2 against Destanie Yarbrough and will look to improve on her undefeated 2-0 record. While Garcia has been training hard for her upcoming fight,...

Jul 21, 2016 11:21 am

Evangelista Santos to use gofundme donations to give back to his Brazilian community

When an x-ray revealed that Michael Page fractured Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos’ skull with a vicious flying knee at Bellator 158 over the weekend, the news spread fast. Santos’ ex-wife, Cris “Cyborg” Justino immediately set up a gofundme fundraiser to help with medical bills needed for the insane injury suffered in the MMA fight. However, Bellator...

Jun 1, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos wins first pro fight out of Brazil 8 years ago today

Jun1.2008 In what was his 1st fight outside of Brazilian soil,@RdosAnjosMMA submits Takaichi Hirayama via armbar pic.twitter.com/Uz2Kc7hEE7 — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) June 1, 2016 On this day eight years ago, Rafael dos Anjos competed in his first professional MMA fight that was outside of Brazil at Pancrase 5. RDA went into the bout with...

May 25, 2016 11:28 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ visits cancer patients and donates blood in Curitiba, Brazil

Invicta featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ made sure to give back to her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil following her successful UFC debut at UFC 198. ‘Cyborg,’ who picked up a first-round TKO victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 198 visited the Hospital Nossa Senhora Das Gracas in Curitiba while she was back in her hometown. Cyborg...

May 18, 2016 9:43 am

Matt Brown explains altercation with former coach in streets of Brazil

At UFC 198 this past weekend, top ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown found himself being smacked in the head by enraged Brazilian fans during his walkout to fight Demian Maia on the Pay-Per View portion of the card. Brown was then reportedly attacked in his hotel room following the bout, at which point it was...

May 16, 2016 1:31 pm

Matt Brown releases statement following rough time in Brazil

Matt Brown had a rough time, to say the least, while in Brazil for UFC 198. Brown battled with the fans at the UFC 198 weigh-ins and during his walk out to the Octagon. Then, Demian Maia showed his world-class ground skills by submitting Brown in their bout setting “The Immortal” back in his goal...

May 14, 2016 10:36 pm

VIDEO | Matt Brown nearly brawls with Brazilian fan who pulls him by his hood

At the UFC 198 weigh-ins on Friday, top ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown caused quite the ruckus as he flipped off the Brazilian MMA fans. When Brown made his walk to the Octagon on Saturday night to fight Demian Maia on the main card of UFC 198, several fans hit Brown. One fan however went...

May 9, 2016 2:35 pm

Tim Kennedy blasts the UFC 198 Brazil card

UFC 198 takes place this coming weekend as the stacked card features some of Brazil’s greatest fighters showcasing their skills in Curitiba, Brazil. While many fans are excited about the fights on the card, UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is upset with some of the fighters that are being featured on the main card. Kennedy tweeted,...

Apr 6, 2016 11:20 am

VIDEO | Battle of martial arts styles: Brazilian jiu-jitsu girl vs. large sumo wrestler

You have seen time and time again that styles make fights. In this classic video, US Sumo Champion Kelly Gneiting took on an opponent that he dwarfed, 100-lb female jiu-jitsu blue belt Debbie Micev in a fun exhibition match. According to the video description, this was a part of LivingSocial’s butt-kicking Sumo + Sushi Tour...

Mar 29, 2016 2:44 am

The UFC 198 card in Curitiba, Brazil is absolutely stacked

A heavyweight championship title fight featuring Fabricio Werdum looking to defend his title against top contender Stipe Miocic will anchor as the main event for UFC 198 that takes place in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14th. A UFC heavyweight title fight is already an exciting fight to hold down a UFC event. However, do these...

Mar 28, 2016 10:38 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will make UFC debut at UFC 198 in Brazil

The highly anticipated UFC debut of Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has finally been announced. The UFC released the news on Monday that “Cyborg” will face Leslie Smith in a catchweight bout at 140 pounds on the UFC 198 card on May 14. Justino who usually fights at the featherweight limit of 145...

Mar 17, 2016 10:08 pm

UFC exploring possibility of Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino fighting at UFC 198 in Brazil

Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino recently put on a campaign to fight at UFC 198, which takes place in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14th. “I would love for the UFC to bring in my division,” said “Cyborg” recently. “If you look at the top 12 girls ranked at bantamweight (in the UFC), seven...

Feb 29, 2016 9:53 am

Anderson Silva’s Manager To Michael Bisping- Let’s Do It Again In Brazil

Sounds only fair since Anderson Silva went to London to fight Michael Bisping. Silva’s team would love the rematch to be in Brazil, Silva’s home turf. It was a unanimous decision loss for Silva at the O2 Arena in London. That is Silva’s first decision loss since 2000. In his post fight interview Silva called...

Feb 12, 2016 8:56 am

Anderson Silva calls out Conor McGregor for comments about Brazil

Conor McGregor is currently gearing up for his UFC 196 lightweight title fight with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on March 5th. Leading up to the fight, McGregor has been his typical self during media appearances, talking trash towards his opponent and questioning his allegiance to his home country of Brazil. That caught the attention...

Jan 25, 2016 1:07 pm

Matt Brown and Demian Maia set to fight at UFC Fight Night in Brazil

UFC senior vice president Giovani Decker released news of an exciting welterweight match between two of the division’s top competitors. Matt Brown and Demian Maia are set to fight in Brazil at the UFC Fight Night event on May 14. Also scheduled on the Fight Night event in Brazil is a bout between two of...

Jan 19, 2016 3:08 pm

Jacare vs. Belfort to headline May card in Brazil

The UFC announced Tuesday afternoon that Jacare Souza vs. Vitor Belfort would headline a May 14th card in Brazil. The bout is a pivotal one for both fighters. Jacare is coming off a split decision loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 194 that saw Romero become the #1 contender at middleweight, however due to a...