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Vitor Belfort: “UFC is taking over Soccer in Brazil”

Written on December 17, 2011 by Clive Wilson

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Vitor Belfort says UFC is Well Received in Brazil, To Replace Soccer as Country's Favorite Sport

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Vitor Belfort, just came back from Brazil, after overseeing the TUF Brazil tryouts. Belfort, said that he believes that UFC will soon take over soccer as his native homeland’s, favorite sport.

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UFC, Heading to Japan This Year

Written on July 02, 2011 by Lulu

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After the UFC 132 pre-fight press conference in Japan, Dana White announced that they are planning to have a promotional event in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Last Thrursday afternoon, UFC President – Dana White – confirmed the rumors that the organization will be going to Japan sometime this year. On previous years, Dana White always blamed the rampant organized crime groups in Japan that keeps the UFC out of the said country.

However, on the Thursday’s UFC 132 pre-fight press conference, the UFC President sounded confident on planning to have a Japanese event for the year 2011. He also said that they might branch out with a new season of The Ultimate Fighter in Brazil. He also added that  they are already working on it, and currently had three or four places dialed in. Dana White also mentioned that the Philippines will be added to the next reality show expansion.

When asked why it’s been held for quite some time, he answered by pointing to the rapid growth of the organization. Scheduling events cannot be finish in just a day, and the he still work for even when on vacation because his phone never gets turned off.

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UFC 134 Rio’s Live Press Conference Streaming

Written on June 18, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC 134 Rio which is scheduled to take place on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be having its live press conference on Thursday with Dana White as one of the attendees.

As the aftermath of UFC 131 fades away, UFC 134 Rio is fast approaching. So UFC will be having a press conference for the UFC 134 to make fans’ anticipation for the event increase.

The live video streaming of UFC 134 Rio’s press conference will air at MMAWeekly.com at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. The UFC 134 Rio features middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against Yushin Okami in the main event bout.

The special UFC press conference will be attended by Dana White with some other fighters in the UFC 134’s card, like Anderson Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and more.

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16,000+ UFC 134 Tickets Available Starting Today

Written on June 17, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Pre-selling of UFC 134 tickets was held yesterday. And as announced by UFC President, Dana White, general public can buy tickets starting today (June 17).

Yesterday, a pre-event media conference was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wherein UFC President – Dana White – announced the dates of selling tickets for the upcoming UFC 134 event in August. There would be a total of 16,752 tickets that will be available, and general viewers can buy them starting today (June 17).

The UFC 134 will take place on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena. This is considered to be the first UFC main event in Brazil for over 13 years. The said event caters few pay-per-view main cards, which include a middleweight title fight between Yushin Okami and Anderson Silva. But in Brazil, the entire card will be aired for free. The pre-selling of tickets started yesterday at 8 p.m. BRT local time (7 p.m. ET). General viewers can begin purchasing UFC tickets today around 11:30 p.m. at www.ingresso.com.br. The tickets will range from $163 to $1,000 (for U.S. only).

The UFC 134 fight card is posted after the break.

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