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  1. Rua to unite with Nova Uniao before Rio

    Gleidson Venga and Colin Foster

    According to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, accommodations were one of the major contributing factors in his one-sided title loss to Jon Jones at UFC 128 in March. A few weeks after the defeat, the 29-year-old Brazilian flew to the U.S. to rejoin his lon...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  2. Silva's penchant for violence

    Gleidson Venga

    After a 16-month layoff, former Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Wanderlei Silva makes his way back to the cage against Chris Leben at UFC 131 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Once one of the sport's most feared fighters, the 34-year-old Brazilian i...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  3. Oliveira confident win won't be overturned

    Gleidson Venga

    Lightweight prospect Charles Oliveira earned "Fight of the night" honors at Sunday's UFC Live 4, but there's a good chance his submission win over Nik Lentz may not stand. After a blistering first frame which saw both men nearly finish, the Brazi...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  4. Werdum: That wasn't me fighting Overeem

    Gleidson Venga

    Saturday's rematch between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum went from highly anticipated to largely reviled over the course of its 15-minute duration. Overeem advanced to the semifinals of Strikeforce's 2011 heavyweight grand prix on the str...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  5. Aldo expects October defense vs. Florian

    Gleidson Venga

    This time last week, Kenny Florian had never fought at 145 pounds. Now, he stands poised to challenge one of MMA's pound-for-pound best for the weight class' most coveted crown. At Saturday's UFC 131 in Las Vegas, Florian outpointed hot prospect...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  6. Nog's doc says he's 'perfect' for UFC 'Rio'

    Gleidson Venga/

    Since his last trip inside the Octagon, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has undergone surgery on one of his knees and both of his hips. The procedures, combined with an 18-month layoff, have left many fans and pundits wondering in what condition "Minotau...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  7. Aldo talks injury; eyes autumn return

    Gleidson Venga/

    Jose Aldo was as surprised as anyone to read Monday's Internet reports that he had suffered an injury in training. While it is true that Aldo will be unable to defend his UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes at UFC 133 in August, the cha...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  8. 'Bigfoot' has words for Lesnar, Barnett

    Gleidson Venga/

    Fresh off his pummeling of Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva shared some interesting takes on former UFC heavyweight champions Josh Barnett and Brock Lesnar. More »...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. 'Minotauro': I'm fighting at UFC 134

    Gleidson Venga/

    Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira revealed Saturday on Brazilian TV show "Globo Esporte" that he will fight at UFC 134 "Rio" on Aug. 27. Nogueira was discussing the surgeries he underwent last year -- including one ...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  10. Cordeiro: No miracles, but Rua will improve

    Gleidson Venga/

    Few men know Mauricio Rua as well as Rafael Cordeiro. Now that he has his star pupil back in the fold at Kings MMA in California, Cordeiro has set out to shore up the holes that were present in Rua's one-sided defeat to Jon Jones at UFC 128 in March....

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  11. Thiago, Mitchell matched for UFC 'Rio' showdown

    Gleidson Venga

    Welterweight submission specialists Paulo Thiago and David Mitchell have agreed to square off UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  12. Ten Brazilians to watch in 2011

    Gleidson Venga

    Like some unemployed radio announcer with a golden voice, there are a plethora of Brazilian fighters just waiting to be discovered. Sherdog lists 10 of 'em.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2011
  13. Wanderlei Silva still aims to entertain

    Gleidson Venga

    Four losses in five fights usually means it's time to hang up the gloves. Wanderlei Silva sees it as a sign to reinvent himself in the gym and keep doing what he does best -- entertain fans.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  14. UFC middleweight champion Silva already thinking about next fight...

    Gleidson Venga

    Sharing the Octagon with UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva is no easy task -- just ask Rich Franklin. Silva shares his thoughts on his most recent fight, as well as what lies ahead.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2007
  15. Ribeiro trying his best to look ahead

    Gleidson Venga

    Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro is sure he'll make a full recovery after suffering an eye injury at HERO'S lightweight tournament final in September.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2007
  16. Ribeiro faces Calvancanti in lightweight semifinals

    Gleidson Venga

    Chris "Lights Out" Lytle wins the war at home in Indianapolis, Ind., making what he says was one of the biggest things in town, writes Josh Gross.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2007