Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Ultimate Fighting Championship ® returns to Rio de Janeiro tonight with the featherweight bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger “The Korean Zombie” Chang Sung Jung. Fans will also have the chance to watch heavyweight Lyoto Machida fight for the first time in Brazil, facing the American Phil Davis.
After the shocking upset from the last UFC bout between Brazilian Anderson Silva and American Chris Weidman, fans are amped up for the next one. Tonight will also feature the first ever female bout held in the UFC here in Brazil, between Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes and German Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff.
UFC 163 (Barra da Tijuca)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship ® returns to Rio de Janeiro on August 3rd, at HSBC Arena, with the featherweight bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger “The Korean Zombie” Chang Sung Jung. Fans will also have the chance to watch the heavyweight Lyoto Machida for the first time in Brazil, facing the American Phil Davis.
HSBC Arena – 10PM
Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3035-5200
Entrance: Tickets range from R$290- R$800
Ultra Pop (Ipanema)
Ultra Pop is going down at Galeria Cafe in Ipanema, bringing together a handful of classic pop hits both in musical and video format. Come get down to your favorites by Lady Gaga, Ke$ha & Abba, Boy George and much much more.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$40 without
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gávea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food plus DJs and a killer sound system..
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Sururu na Roda (Arpoador)
Sururu na Roda is one of the most talked about and popular rodas of samba in Rio. This group played an integral part in the revitalization of Lapa, the iconic bohemian downtown neighborhood of Rio.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$60 otherwise
Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte, 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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