Demian Maia: The Long Road to Maracanazinho

Considered to be one of the best pure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players in the UFC, an unofficial accolade that has been part of his resume since his Octagon debut in 2007, Demian Maia is also one of the most notable representatives of what has been described as “The Gentle Art.” The Sao Paulo native has an even-keeled personality and a courteous demeanor that often seems out of sorts with the world of prizefighting. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that when Maia was growing up, his reason for taking up Jiu-Jitsu was merely as a gateway to his real goal of fighting in Vale Tudo.&ldq … Read the Full Article Here

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Aldo, McGregor talk World Tour Trash, Or Is it the Truth?

RIO DE JANEIRO – The UFC 189 World Tour with Brazilian champion Jose Aldo (25-1, MMA, 7-0 UFC) and Irish superstar and featherweight challenger Conor McGregor (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) kicked off with a flurry of emotion Friday at Rio de Janeiro’s Ginasio do Maracanãzinho, with taunts, threats and challenges flying and tension already boiling between the two.As fans inside the arena raucously extolled the virtues of Aldo in his hometown and held up signs depicting McGregor as the joker, McGregor – with UFC President Dana White on the dais and Aldo seated across the stage –&nbsp … Read the Full Article Here

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Ryan LaFlare: Time to Start Turning Some Heads

“For me, there aren’t enough hours in the day to stay up-to-date on everything on the Internet,” Ryan LaFlare, the undefeated welterweight poised to face Demian Maia in the main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in R…

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Fight Night Rio 2015 Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bouts between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare and Erick Silva and Josh Koscheck, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. F…

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New Canadian Dates Added for UFC 189 World Tour

Las Vegas – In addition to the UFC’s previously announced dates for the UFC® 189 World Championship Tour, additional stops in Canada have been announced. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and the division’s No. 2 contender, Vanc…

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Condit Comeback Begins Against Alves in May

Returning to the Octagon for the first time since suffering a knee injury against Tyron Woodley in March of 2014, former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will face off against fellow 170-pound slugger Thiago “Pitbull” Alves i…

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Rafael dos Anjos: Winning Belt for Brazil, ‘I’m Rewriting History of UFC’

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian UFC champion with a heart residing in two disparate places – sunny Southern California, his physical home and training base the past three years, and his sultry hometown of Rio de Janeiro.It’…

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Rousey Headlines UFC 190 in Rio against Correia

On August 1, Bethe Correia gets what she’s wanted. After calling out Ronda Rousey and defeating two of her teammates, Brazil’s unbeaten “Pitbull” will challenge Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight title in the main event of …

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Tweets of the Week – 3/20

Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare!

UFC Maia x LaFlare #FightWeek #MediaDay #UFCRIO Bad Boy Amazoo Açaí Bad Boy Brasil Probiótica Vila da Luta
— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) March 19, 2015


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Learn 8 stretches to open up your hips for the gentle art

The most important part of a fighter’s body is his or her core. Strengthening your hips, abs, back and lower back is the best way to get in shape for Jiu-Jitsu. As a result of frequent training and physical preparation, your muscles tend to tighten up, making you stiffer in your practice sessions. Thus, while […]

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