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‘Shogun’ Rua Plans to Spend Entirety of Training Camp for Volkan Oezdemir in Brazil

Currently on a three-bout winning streak, Mauricio Rua will return to the Octagon to face former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany, on July 22.
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‘Shogun’ Rua Plans to Spend Entirety of Training Camp for Volkan Oezdemir in Brazil

Currently on a three-bout winning streak, Mauricio Rua will return to the Octagon to face former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany, on July 22.
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UFC Employees Robbed at Gunpoint – Yeah, Brazil Is Still Pretty Rough

The other day I made a post about how much love there is in Brazil. Yeah, scratch that.

The UFC traveling show has come to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for UFC 224, and according to ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, a bunch of UFC employees were robbed at gunpoint.

Yikes.

Details are sparse at the moment, but this is what we have:

Just a note on crime in Brazil: It’s bad. Really bad.

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UFC 224 Primer: Brazil Is All About Love

Sure, whenever the UFC travels to Brazil and a non-Brazilian fights a Brazilian in the Octagon, the crowd chants, “You’re going to die!” in Portuguese. And yeah, Colby Covington can’t fight down there because, well, he’d get torn to pieces by an angry mob. But you know what? There’s a lot of love in Brazil, too.

Take, for instance, the Embedded episodes below.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will (in theory) be taking on Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 224 on Saturday night. But what happens when he runs into Gastelum’s coach in the days leading up to the fight? Love. Nothing but love.

Then there’s the main event between bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes and challenger Raquel Pennington.

Nunes and girlfriend Nina Ansaroff are actually pals with Pennington and girlfriend Tecia Torres – guess how much love they show each other when they cross paths? (Hint: there’s lots of love.)

Unlike cards that had Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey at the helm, and the trash-talk and hate was copious, UFC 224 in Brazil has so much respect and affection going on that it’s hard to imagine there will be fights on Saturday night.

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Maldonado Vs. Krylov Set To Headline FNG 87 In Brazil

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight standouts Fabio Maldonado and Nikita Krylov will collide in the main event of Fight Nights Global 87 set to take place on May 5 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to a recent announcement by the Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

The event, which was first reported by Combate, will serve as FNG’s first stop in Brazil.

FIGHT NIGHTS GL0BAL 87 May 5. ⏰5:00 p.m. Sao Paulo. “Corinthians”. May 5, Sao Paulo – One of the most beautiful and largest cities in the world will host a historic event, the debut of the FIGHT NIGHTS GLOBAL organization in South America! On this evening, Brazilian MMA fans will appreciate a sports show by one of the strongest world promotions at the “Corinthians” arena! More than ten uncompromising duels with participation of stars of the planet! The culmination of the evening will be the light heavyweight title fight (93.0 kg) between the favorite of the local public, the man who millions of fans fell in love with, Fabio Maldonado and a star contender from Russia, spectacular and bright Nikita Krylov! The co-main event will give fireworks of emotions! The Brazilian Derby – Diego Brandao vs Felipe Froes! The Super Fight that will be remembered for a long time not only in South America! The historical debut of one of the world’s leading mixed martial arts companies in Brazil! FIGHT NIGHTS GLOBAL has a rich seven-year history, held more than 80 events and currently has about 150 fighters of the highest level signed! #FNG87 #Brazil #SaoPaolo ———————————— FIGHT NIGHTS GL0BAL 87 5 мая. ⏰17:00 Сан-Пауло. “Коринтианс”. 5 мая в Сан-Паулу – одном из самых красивых и крупных городов планеты, состоится историческое событие – дебют организации FIGHT NIGHTS GLOBAL в Южной Америке! В этот вечер, на арене «Коринтианс» поклонники ММА из Мекки смешанных единоборств смогут по достоинству оценить спортивное шоу, которое представит одна из сильнейших мировых организаций! Более десяти бескомпромиссных поединков с участием звезд планеты! Кульминацией вечера станет титульный бой в полутяжелом весе (93.0 кг) между чемпионом FN GLOBAL, любимцем местной публики, человеком, влюбившим в себя миллионы поклонников смешанных единоборств по всему миру, Фабио Мальдонадо и звездным претендентом из России, зрелищным и ярким Никитой Крыловым В ко-мэйн ивенте зрителей ждет “фейерверк” страстей и эмоций! По-другому и быть не может в самом настоящем бразильском дерби – Диего Брандао против Фелипе Фроеса! Бой мечта, который запомнится надолго не только в Южной Америке!

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Maldonado, 38, won the vacant FNG light heavyweight championship this past September with a third-round submission finish over previously undefeated Russian Kurban Omarov. The Brazilian slugger has produced a 2-2 record since leaving UFC back in 2015, losing to heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko in his FNG debut back in 2016. Maldonado is a threat to finish any one of his fights via knockout so it will be interesting to see how he does against a skilled opponent like “The Miner.”

Krylov, 26, is coming off a huge knockout win over former Bellator MMA champion Emanuel Newton this past October. Since refusing to re-sign with UFC after his submission loss to Misha Cirkunov at UFC 206, Krylov has finished all three of his fights via knockout or submission, two of which came under the FNG banner. He remains one of the more talented 205-pound fighters competing outside of UFC today.

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Fabio Maldonado-Nikita Krylov Title Bout Tops Fight Nights Global 87 Lineup in Brazil

There will be a number of familiar faces on the card when Russian promotion Fight Nights Global travels to Brazil for the first time.
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Fabio Maldonado-Nikita Krylov Title Bout Tops Fight Nights Global 87 Lineup in Brazil

There will be a number of familiar faces on the card when Russian promotion Fight Nights Global travels to Brazil for the first time.
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Fabio Maldonado-Nikita Krylov Title Bout Tops Fight Nights Global 87 Lineup in Brazil

There will be a number of familiar faces on the card when Russian promotion Fight Nights Global travels to Brazil for the first time.
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Zaleski Vs. Strickland Added To UFC 224 In Brazil

Talented welterweight striker Elizeu Zaleski will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 224 on May 12 from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when he takes on former King of the Cage middleweight champion Sean Strickland.

UFC officials announced the booking earlier today following an initial report by Combate.

Zaleski, 31, has been an absolute menace since entering the promotion back in 2015. The Brazilian has now won four fights in a row while capturing three Fight of the Night bonuses. With notable victories over Max Griffin and Lyman Good, Zaleski is aiming to make a push towards the welterweight top 15 with a win over Strickland this May.

Strickland, 27, is coming off a unanimous decision win over veteran Court McGee this past November. The California native has lost to only Santiago Ponzinibbio and Kamaru Usman since his promotional debut back in 2014, while capturing key wins over Alex Garcia, Tom Breese, and Luke Barnatt. Strickland still possess incredible potential at 170 pounds despite his inability to maintain a substantial win streak over the past few years.

UFC 224 will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight pitting current champion Amanda Nunes against former Ultimate Fighter standout Raquel Pennington.

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‘Rampage Vs. Silva 4’ Reportedly Coming To Brazil

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans may never get to see “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3”, but they may, in fact, get the next best thing. And it, too, is a battle between two legends of the sport.

MMA Junkie (via Gazeta Do Povo) reports that Bellator MMA is working on a historic fourth match between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva, with Silva stating that the match would take place at Arena da Baixada in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil.

When asked for his comment on the match up, Bellator President Scott Coker said he was unsure which weight class it would be in. Based on Rampage’s recent fights, though, one could assume it would be either a Catchweight or Heavyweight tilt. Coker also said a date and venue have not yet been chosen.

The rivalry between Silva and Jackson started in 2003 at the finals of the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix, when Silva scored a technical knockout via knees in the first round. Silva got the better of him in similar fashion almost one year later at PRIDE 28, but “Rampage” finally got his revenge at UFC 92 and cashed in a ”Knockout of the Night” bonus in the process.

What’s in store when they finally meet for a fourth time? Fireworks!

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