2017 kicks off as the year of the Brazilian resurgence

SAO PAULOBrazilian fighters have always been respected in the MMA scene, since the creation of what would become the UFC by the Gracie family, through the domination of Minotauro Nogueira, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua and others during the Pride Era.Not that long ago, Brazilians held four UFC belts simultaneously – in a time when there were only seven weight classes. That was just after the Octagon made its first trip to the South American country after 13 years away. UFC got huge in Brazil, and names like Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort were just as big as those of any other major celebrity.S … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Unfiltered: Michael Bisping & Harley Flanagan

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping calls in to discuss who his next opponent might be, Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson, why he dislikes Hector Lombard, and how his knee is healing up after surgery. Plus, hardcore music legend and Renzo Gracie black belt Harley Flanagan joins Jim Norton and Matt Serra in studio to talk about his life in music and jiu jitsu. And, the guys discuss all things UFC Fight Night Halifax. Some of the highlights from Episode 71 of UFC Unfiltered include: Bisping is going to the spa, courtesy of Yoel Romero Bisping on a fight with GSP Clip 3: Bisping on rec … Read the Full Article Here
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Silva's sons enjoyed UFC 208 walkout moment with The Spider

When the lights dimmed for the UFC 208 co-main event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Anderson Silva celebrated his family as much as his own career. The Brazilian superstar came out accompanied only by his two sons, Gabriel, 19, and Kalyl, 18, with his coaches following a little further behind. The two boys hugged their father and sat on the first row to watch Silva go toe to toe with Derek Brunson.A few minutes later, following a barrage of shots and fan shouts, Gabriel and Kalyl were by the Octagon’s door waiting for Silva to exit after being declared the unanimous winner by the judges … Read the Full Article Here
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Top 10: Brazilian Moments in the UFC

Amanda Nunes celebrates with the belt after defeating Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 last December” align=”center” />Home to iconic fighters and diehard fans, Brazil has always been the spiritual home of mixed martial arts, and from Gracie to Nunes, the history of the nation in the sport is intertwined with the history of the UFC as well. And though it’s difficult to narrow it all down for a list like this, here are ten of the top Brazilian moments in UFC history.1993Gracie wins first UFC tournamentOn paper, Royce Gracie never had a chance. In reality, it was the rest of the field in the first … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne Fantasy Rewind

Derrick Lewis earned his sixth victory in a row on Sunday with a jaw-dropping knockout of Travis Browne in a back and forth main event that capped off UFC Fight Night in Halifax. Lewis had to battle through a lot of adversity to get the win, however, after Browne blasted the Houston native with a series of body kicks in the opening round that had him holding on to his midsection for the better part of five minutes. The shots to the body didn’t slow Lewis down in round two because he came out gunning for Browne before finally landing a glancing right hand off of the top of his opponent’s head … Read the Full Article Here
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Hendricks wins in 185 debut, Tucker shines on main card

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HENDRICKS vs. LOMBARDFormer UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks made a successful jump to the 185-pound weight class Sunday night, as he won a three-round unanimous decision over Hector Lombard in the UFC Fight Night co-main event at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.Scores were 30-27 twice and 29-28 for Hendricks, now 18-6. Lombard falls to 34-7-1 with 2 NC.Both fighters had their moments in a competitive first round, but Lombard may have edged it thanks to solid counters and some good cl … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Halifax final results and news

Who were the winners at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Browne? Click below to get the results for all the fights at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Canada on Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Lewis vs Browne | Hendricks vs Lombard | Sicilia vs Tucker | Theodorou vs Ferreira | McMann vs Mazany | Felder vs Ricci | Taleb vs Ponzinibbio | Esparza vs Markos | Zahabi vs Vieira | Marshman vs Santos | Meerschaert vs Janes
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Browne main card
Main event: Derrick Lewis defeats Travis Browne Lewis wins by TKO in the second round
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Familiar foes Cormier, Johnson tour Buffalo; talk high-stakes rematch

BUFFALO, N.Y. Daniel Cormier’s breath tumbled from his mouth, like the mist spraying off an avalanche, on a frigid February morning in the dead of winter in Buffalo, N.Y. The whites of Anthony Johnson’s eyes were barely identifiable as the Herculean light heavyweight battled the elements alongside his UFC 210 adversary. Yes, it was frigid in upstate New York, but Cormier and Johnson defied the elements as they spent a day side-by-side for an all-day media tour, their second in three months. The two will battle for the UFC light heavyweight championship on April 8 at KeyBank Center … Read the Full Article Here
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Ponzinibbio outlasts Taleb & more from prelims

Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina punches Nordine Taleb of France in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Scotiabank Centre on February 19, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />
PONZINIBBIO vs. TALEBArgentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio made it four in a row in UFC Fight Night action Sunday, as he won a close, but unanimous, decision over Montreal’s Nordine Taleb in a welterweight bout at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.The welterweights started out tactically, with Taleb (12-4) … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Halifax: Weigh-in results

UFC Fight Night Halifax, which is headlined by the five-round heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne, and the middleweight clash between Johny Hendricks and Hector Lombard, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Canada on Sunday, February 19 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 starting at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. One fight will kick off the night of action on UFC FIGHT PASS starting at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PTMain Event – Five round boutDerrick Lewis (262) vs Travis Browne (241 lbs)Pay-Per-View Main Card – 9 pm ET/6 pm PTJohny … Read the Full Article Here
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