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  1. UFC 144 main card lacks Japanese content

    Chuck Mindenhall

    When the UFC went to Rio de Janeiro in August, it was a spiritual homecoming. A lot of time had passed since the salad days of 1998, and a grown-up UFC was crashing back triumphantly to the land that bore its earliest fruits. That meant UFC 134 -...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  2. Anderson Silva now one for the ages

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Exacting revenge, defending his belt and becoming the biggest thing in Brazilian MMA is all in a day's work for Anderson Silva.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2011
  3. UFC 134 Journal -- Day Three

    Chuck Mindenhall

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- You had to be invited, but the Shooto event that happened on Thursday on a local Rio hillock was fireworks. Yes, Marvin Eastman was knocked out by Glover Teixeira in the first round, but that in itself was not altogether unexpec...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  4. UFC 134 journal -- Day 2

    Chuck Mindenhall

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The sun came out Thursday in Rio, and it finally made those sharp, humpback mountains you see jutting out of the ocean in postcards become visible. For the first time you could observe Sugarloaf Mountain, the most famous of these pe...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  5. News and notes: Rematches and revenge?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- UFC 134's main and co-main events are as much rematches as asterisked grudge matches. Technically speaking, Yushin Okami has a victory over Anderson Silva, but it's the kind you can't celebrate because -- just like anything that beg...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  6. Rizzo lends a helping hand to favela youth

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Rio de Janeiro -- At 37, former World Vale Tudo champion Pedro Rizzo is an icon in his native country. Part of this is because he is a highly visible former UFC fighter who fought Randy Couture twice for the heavyweight strap back in 2001. In fact, h...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  7. UFC 134: Rio journal -- Part 1

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Rio de Janeiro -- Wednesday, 9:35 a.m. BRT: Just about everyone I've talked to who coming down from the States is having a hard time processing that they're in Rio -- red-eye flights tend to mesh normal and dream states -- but it's nevertheless a fac...

    Blog | August 25, 2011