UFC Brazil Managing Director Grace Tourinho was joined at the Fight Night Brasilia post fight press conference by Andrei Arlovski, Bigfoot Silva, Gleison Tibau, Francisco Trinaldo, Leonardo Santos, Jessica Andrade, and Godofredo Pepey.
Pepey and Arlovski each earned performance bonuses for their finishes at Fight Night Brasilia. Tibau vs. Piotr Hallmann was awarded fight of the night honors. All four fighters earn an extra $50k for their efforts.
Igor Araujo had to be taken to the hospital following his TKO loss to George Sullivan. After an MRI, Araujo is said to be in good condition and sho … Read the Full Article Here
Fortaleza featherweight Godofredo Pepey made it two furious finishes in a row Saturday at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil, as he followed up his knockout of Noad Lahat in March with a first-round submission of Dashon Johnson in UFC Fight Night prelim action.There was plenty of posturing and not enough punching in the first three and a half minutes of the bout before Johnson got the fight to the mat. But as soon as it hit the deck, all hell broke loose, with Pepey responding to the slam with a triangle armbar attempt. Johnson tried to escape, but Pepey just tightened ever … Read the Full Article Here
Written off by many after a lackluster effort in his June victory over Brendan Schaub, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski announced his re-emergence into the title race Saturday night at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil with a first round knockout of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.“I trained hard, I worked a lot, it was very important for me,” Arlovski said of the fight. “I “definitely wanted to knock him out. Nothing personal.”The bout was a rematch of a 2010 Strikeforce bout won by Brasilia’s Silva via decision. This … Read the Full Article Here
The baseball world is currently celebrating the career of New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter as he plays out his last season in pinstripes, and while the numbers he’s put up and championships he’s won certainly deserve much of the acclaim, what separates Jeter from so many of his peers are a couple things: class and a steady devotion to the job.He never jumped from team to team, he didn’t fill up tabloid space with off the field debauchery or worse. Jeter showed up every day with the same team and went to work. And while Gleison Tibau may not have the equivalent Hall of F … Read the Full Article Here
On Saturday, the Octagon is in Brasilia, Brazil for the heavyweight rematch between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Andrei Arlovski. But before UFC Fight Night begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.4UFC events held in Brazil in 2014 including this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Arlovski15Times total the Octagon has seen action in Brazil and it will be the first time the UFC has had an event in the nation’s capital Brasilia1582Days between UFC heavyweights Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva’s first meeti … Read the Full Article Here