Alex Pereira’s journey to becoming a UFC middleweight champion was far from easy with many twists and turns. As a youngster working in a tire shop in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, he was drawn into a world of alcohol and disappointment. However, Pereira soon realized that becoming an athlete could change his life, as he saw sports saving people. Growing up in a challenging … Continue reading Reflecting on the origins of ‘Poatan’, Alex Pereira’s initial guide discusses racism, alcohol, and rituals
Demian Maia is not hanging up his gloves just yet, as he’s still hoping for one last chance to compete in the octagon before calling it quits. While he waits for that opportunity, the former two-time UFC title contender is keeping busy with other ventures. Maia is still active in jiu-jitsu, having racked up three straight victories in the past 10 months over the likes … Continue reading Demian Maia, the former UFC title contender, prepared for his commentary role with UFC Fight Pass Brazil by commentating on 1,000 archived fights, despite considering himself a novice in the field
Amanda Nunes is not settling for less as she believes she is the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time. The 31-year-old mixed martial artist became a two-division UFC champion after knocking out superstar Cris Cyborg back in December. At a Monday’s UFC 239 press conference, the Brazilian declared herself as the GOAT of the UFC, referencing the victories over star opponents like Cris … Continue reading Amanda Nunes believes she’s the GOAT of women’s MMA
As he prepares to face UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Thiago Santos has boasted he relishes a chance of beating up Israel Adesanya. Santos is not concerned about dropping down to the middleweight division but a fight against Adesanya will be a great opportunity to test his mettle against the interim middleweight champion, Santos confesses his encounters with Adesanya in the past had not particularly … Continue reading Thiago Santos expresses desire to put his hands on Adesanya
At UFC 237 in Brazil, the local favorite and featherweight legend, Jose Aldo stepped into the octagon with high hopes to improve his winning streak to 3-0, after defeating his opponent, the rising Australian featherweight, Alex Volkanovski. However, things didn’t go as planned, as Alex Volkanovski stayed busy throughout the fight, scoring points in every position and pushing the pace, while Aldo kept waiting for … Continue reading “He said it himself that he ‘froze’ when he should have attacked and finished the fight.”: Jose Aldo’s coach on Aldo vs Volkanovski
G1 a Brazilian outlet has reported that UFC welterweight fighter, Alex Oliveira, is being investigated by the police after purportedly assaulting his ex-wife and riding his motorcycle with his infant son (5 month old) while drunk in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The report states the altercation supposedly began when Oliveira’s ex-wife with their infant son went to visit Alex Oliviera’s father’s house, … Continue reading Alex Oliveira involved in multiple crimes, charged for Assault, Insult and Threat
UFC 237 weigh-in results: headliners hit marks for title fight, one fight scratched On Saturday night, the UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the loaded UFC 237 card This card will be topped by a convincing women’s straw weight title fight, as the champion Rose Namajunas defends her title on opponent soil against Brazil’s Jessica Andrade. Despite being the champion, Namajunas has … Continue reading UFC 237 weigh-in results: Main event is on! one fight off the card
Date: 11th May 2019, (Saturday) Venue: Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil TV, Live Stream: ESPN, ESPN+ Full Fight Card, start times MAIN CARD (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade – for strawweight title Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva Jose Aldo vs. Alex Volkanovski Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) Antonio Rogerio … Continue reading UFC 237 – All you need to know!