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Mackenzie Dern to Face Amanda Bobby Cooper at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern’s sophomore Octagon appearance will come at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, as she requested.
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Mackenzie Dern to Face Amanda Bobby Cooper at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern’s sophomore Octagon appearance will come at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, as she requested.
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Heavyweights Alexey Oleynik, Junior Albini to Lock Horns at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro

Alexey Oleynik and Junior Albini will square off in a heavyweight duel at UFC 224.
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Report: UFC 224 Booked for May 12 in Rio de Janeiro for Octagon’s Ninth Trip to the City

Before the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its debut in Belem this Saturday night, Brazilian fans have reason to be excited.
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Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Leonardo Santos scrapped from UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

UFC 212 will go on with one less bout.

A lightweight contest between Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Leonardo Santos has been removed from the UFC 212 card. The news was reported by the UFC on Thursday night.

Aubin-Mercier was forced off the event due to injury. The 28-year-old Canadian fighter, who’s 5-2 in the UFC, was looking to build off his current two-fight win streak. Meanwhile, Santos, who also withdrew from the card, was looking to stay undefeated in the UFC and extend his win streak to five in a row.

UFC 212 is set to take place on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

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Roger Gracie, Marcus ‘Buchecha’ set to rematch in Rio de Janeiro

The most victorious competitors in jiu-jitsu history will meet one more time in Brazil.

Roger Gracie and Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, who fought to a draw in the first edition of Metamoris in 2012, will face off again at Gracie Pro 2017 on July 23 at Carioca Arena 1. It was one of the venues built for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Unlike the first match, which was under a 20-minute, submission-only rule set, the rematch is a 10-minute match under IBJJF rules.

“I’m excited to fight in my hometown after such a long time,” Roger Gracie told MMA Fighting.

Kyra Gracie, the head of Gracie Pro, confirmed the news to MMA Fighting.

According to the promoter, the event kicks off on July 22 and includes regular jiu-jitsu tournaments from kids to adults to master and seniors, and concludes on July 23 with the Gracie-“Buchecha” rematch.

“The Brazilian audience doesn’t have this contact with the great idols of the sport anymore,” Kyra Gracie told MMA Fighting. “We don’t have these big fights in Brazil anymore, so my idea was to bring Roger, who is considered the greatest of all time, and ‘Buchecha’, the best in the world today, for a superfight.”

Kyra Gracie said that Gracie Pro’s first edition will also include self-defense, jiu-jitsu and MMA seminars.

“I had this desire to promote a tournament that is also a pleasure for every athlete to be in,” she said, “because I was always bothered with the fact that athletes are not treated in a better way since we’re the stars of the event.

“I want this to be a good experience for everyone who competes… But I admit that I get a little anxious, just like I used to get when I was about to compete [laughs].”


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Roger Gracie, Marcus ‘Buchecha’ set to rematch in Rio de Janeiro

The most victorious competitors in jiu-jitsu history will meet one more time in Brazil.

Roger Gracie and Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, who fought to a draw in the first edition of Metamoris in 2012, will face off again at Gracie Pro 2017 on July 23 at Carioca Arena 1. It was one of the venues built for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Unlike the first match, which was under a 20-minute, submission-only rule set, the rematch is a 10-minute match under IBJJF rules.

“I’m excited to fight in my hometown after such a long time,” Roger Gracie told MMA Fighting.

Kyra Gracie, the head of Gracie Pro, confirmed the news to MMA Fighting.

According to the promoter, the event kicks off on July 22 and includes regular jiu-jitsu tournaments from kids to adults to master and seniors, and concludes on July 23 with the Gracie-“Buchecha” rematch.

“The Brazilian audience doesn’t have this contact with the great idols of the sport anymore,” Kyra Gracie told MMA Fighting. “We don’t have these big fights in Brazil anymore, so my idea was to bring Roger, who is considered the greatest of all time, and ‘Buchecha’, the best in the world today, for a superfight.”

Kyra Gracie said that Gracie Pro’s first edition will also include self-defense, jiu-jitsu and MMA seminars.

“I had this desire to promote a tournament that is also a pleasure for every athlete to be in,” she said, “because I was always bothered with the fact that athletes are not treated in a better way since we’re the stars of the event.

“I want this to be a good experience for everyone who competes… But I admit that I get a little anxious, just like I used to get when I was about to compete [laughs].”


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Felipe Arantes out, Debuting Brian Kelleher In Against Iuri Alcanatara at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

Iuri Alcantara isn’t getting the opponent most expected, but “Marajo” now has an official booking in his native Brazil.
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Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro

The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces Brian Kelleher on June 3. The UFC announced the match-up following a report by Combate.

UFC 212 is scheduled to take place at the Jeunesse Arena and features Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the featherweight gold in the main event.

Alcantara (35-7, 1 NC) enters the bout coming off back-to-back impressive submission victories over Brad Pickett in London and a comeback of the year candidate leglock finish over Luke Sanders in March.

Kelleher (16-7) will make his first walk to the Octagon after winning six in a row in the regional circuit in the United States, winning and defending the Ring of Combat 135-pound gold in the process.

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros
Leonardo Santos vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Johnny Eduardo vs. Mathew Lopez
Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantara
Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Eric Spicely
Iuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle
Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead

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Anderson Silva Officially Removed from UFC 212 Lineup in Rio de Janeiro

After a tumultuous couple weeks, Anderson Silva has been officially removed from the UFC 212 card in Rio de Janeiro.
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