By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rocinha, widely considered Brazil's largest favela community has been occupied since November as part of the pacification program. In recent months the favela has dominated the headlines again with an increase in violence though, and so it is welcome news that the community is hosting a major sporting event May 4th.

The Complexo Esportivo da Rocinha (Rocinha Sports Complex) will hold the eleventh Bitetti Combat event, an organization founded by black . . .

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