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Tag: Mixed Martial Arts

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the UFC's (Ultimate Fighting Championship) latest card, Fight Night 144, held at Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste (Northeast Olympic Training Center) in Fortaleza on Saturday, February 2nd, one...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the UFC will be watching tonight as one of Brazil's greats, and Carioca native, the 38-year old Victor Belfort attempts to take the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena tonight, August 3rd, for its 163rd edition. The main spectacle will be the featherweight fight between Brazilian champion...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In little over a decade, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has gone from gritty, underground shows to a mainstream sport capable of selling out Rio’s HSBC arena. Its flagship promotion, the...
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...
By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 103rd edition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) took place last Saturday, September 19, at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The event marked the comeback of Mixed Martial...
By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Mixed Martial Arts, also referred to as MMA, is one of the fastest growing combat sports in Brazil. The modality was created as a lighter version of Brazilian...

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