Report: UFC Brazil in Nov. 2011, in Rio

by Marcelo Dunlop | source:

After thirteen years, the UFC will make its return to Brazilian soil in 2011. According to sources, Ultimate Brazil will be held in November of next year, in Rio de Janeiro.

The venue, according to sources, will be the HSBC Arena, in Barra da Tijuca, where sporting events and concerts by bands like Green Day, Bob Dylan, and R.E.M. have performed in the past. The UFC crew, including Dana White, has already approved of the location, after visiting Rio some months ago.

UFC Brazil first took place in 1998, at Portuguesa gymnasium in São Paulo, with classic fights like Vitor Belfort’s win over Wanderlei Silva, and performances from Frank Shamrock, Ebenézer Braga, Pat Miletich, Pete Williams, Pedro Rizzo, and Tank Abbott.

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Fredrico site profile image  

8/31/11 1:02 AM by Fredrico

UFC in Manaus! Will shatter the Toronto attendance record. Yeah UFC should really think about holding events in Brasil. Lol

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3/22/11 12:53 PM by Mark Hunter

It sounds like the version you saw didn't have that on there. On my old VHS copy, you could see chairs beginning to fly and hear some noises that were gunshots. The stories are pretty famous at this point.

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3/16/11 1:36 PM by bearockbrobama

Mark Hunter - Remember Pentagon Combat, where Renzo fought Eugenio Tadeau and Busta fought Jerry Bohlander. Crowd was quiet as a church mouse . . . except for the riot and gunshots. ?ya i saw or heard no riot or gunshots

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3/16/11 1:18 PM by CLINTK9

ZUFFA, Tell Joe Silva dont worry about this one, the matchmaking is done! Your welcome!Silva/GSPBelfort/Wanderlai 2Big Nog return vs Cro-Cop Arona debut vs OrtizPenn vs AldoRetirment fight: Royce vs Frank Shamrock Retirment fight: Rickson vs Saku

carcaju site profile image  

3/16/11 11:45 AM by carcaju

theppfftt, just out of curiosity, how did you find the training there?

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3/14/11 10:21 PM by theppfftt

lol.South America being considered the same continent.The only way that happens is if Pangaea comes back..rofecruz you were talking about Pangaea correct??Hell this is Grade 3-4 geography..lmao. The HSBC Arena is a great place to hold the event i think.i was there in 07 when i briefly trained at Gracie Barra in Rio.

Leonardo site profile image  

3/14/11 7:56 PM by Leonardo

I guess Vinny Magalhaes doesn't like Brazil very much.

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3/14/11 7:10 PM by Mark Hunter

Excellent . . . thank you for the information.

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3/11/11 5:41 PM by carcaju

From MMAweeklyThe UFC on Wednesday held a press conference at the Rio de Janeiro City Hall to announce UFC Rio is set for Aug. 27, 2011, at the HSBC Arena.With UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta on one side and Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes on the other, UFC president Dana White declared, “Another historic day for the UFC. Basically a lot of big events coming here. We have the Olympics, the World Cup, and now the UFC.“We are coming to Rio with a UFC event. It will be Saturday, Aug. 27, at the HSBC Arena. Tickets will go on sale in May.”Sweet.