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  1. Aldo, Belfort hardly break sweats in Rio

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- One second. That's how close Chad Mendes was to taking Jose Aldo into the second round. But a perfectly timed knee from the Brazilian put to rest Mendes' title aspirations and gave Aldo his first stoppage inside the UFC Octagon. ...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  2. Pressure's on Brazilians, say visitors

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's been five months since the UFC's last visit to Brazil, but it's been 14 years since Vitor Belfort last fought in his home country. That means the pressure is on him, according to Anthony Johnson, who remains unfazed by the ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  3. Notes and nuggets from Rio de Janeiro

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The UFC's traditional prefight workouts came to the fine sands of Barra beach without quite the same pomp and circumstance of the last company visit (which drew a 5,000-strong crowd to the touristy Copacabana beach). Given the low p...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  4. UFC 142: Pederneiras' bond with fighters is key to success

    Hywel Teague

    In Nova Uniao, Andre Pederneiras has created more than a factory of fire-slinging, title-winning mixed martial artists -- he's created a family.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012