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06SHARE THIS NEWSGMA member Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro has sent us a real jewel. The video below is from 1994, at the first ever Brazilian Championship. Shaolin was 15 and Paulo Filho was 16 and they met in the blue belt open class semifinal. Paulão then went on to become a MMA star in the early…

MMA: Braga Neto back on 21st with Pé de Chumbo, the Leos, Paulão & co.

00SHARE THIS NEWSComing up October 21st in the town of Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro state, is Campos Combat. The mixed martial art event will mark the return of Antonio Braga Neto (7w, 1l) since his spectacular win over Maiquel Falvão in Manaus, as reported by GRACIEMAG.com collaborator Junior Samurai. In Rio de Janeiro’s…

The show in the Amazon in pictures

00SHARE THIS NEWSCheck out some of the scenes from Amazon Forest 1 Arthur Castro caught on camera yesterday in Manaus, Amazonas state, in Brazil. [flickr set=72157627677078300] Amazon Forest Combat 1 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil September 14, 2011 Masakatsu Ueda defeated Royler Gracie via unanimous decision; Paulão Filho and Satoshi Ishii fought to a draw; Ronys Torres…

Royler on his farewell: “I honored what I’ve done my whole life”

00SHARE THIS NEWSAmazonas is one of the states to have produced the most top-flight fighters in Brazil – beasts like José Aldo, Ronaldo Jacaré, Wallid Ismail, Xande and Saulo Ribeiro and so many others. The tradition of the land is Jiu-Jitsu, and there was no lack of it on a gala evening of fighting that…

Royler, Ronys, Ishii, Paulão and Neto: today’s the day!

00SHARE THIS NEWSA few setbacks at weigh-ins in Manaus but overall the news is good: the maiden istallment of the Amazon Forest Combat promotion will be broadcast tonight on the Sherdog.com website. Yesterday afternoon, weigh-ins for the AFC were held in the Amadeu Teixeira arena with the stars of the show and some illustrious presences,…

Popovitch confirms: “I’ll be at 88kg for the ADCC”

00SHARE THIS NEWS A reader remembered, asked, and GRACIEMAG.com set about finding the answer. In doubt – and it seemed the organizers were too – as to whether current champion Pablo Popovitch will be competing at ADCC 2011 in his original under-77kg division or one up, at under 88kg, we put the question to the…

Another Brazilian in Sonnen’s crosshairs

00SHARE THIS NEWSBehind the scenes last Saturday at UFC 132 in Las Vegas Chael Sonnen expressed interest in facing Lyoto Machida. After testing positive for banned substances and his subsequent suspension following his August 2010 fight with Anderson Silva, Sonnen is now clear to fight again. According to England-based magazine Fighters Only, the bout between Machida…

Pre-ADCC, Paulão goes on spiritual retreat

00SHARE THIS NEWSA Jiu-Jitsu and judo black belt, Paulo Filho is one of the athletes invited to participate at the 2011 ADCC this coming September in England. Coming off back-to-back losses in MMA, Paulão decided to take a break. Until a few days ago, no one, not even his family, knew his whereabouts. But according…

Telles gets the knockout, Gregor puts one to bed, Paulão folds

00SHARE THIS NEWSThe X-Combat Ultra GP this Friday in the town of Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro state, put on an electrifying under-84kg (middleweight) GP with international matchups, as well as an under-77kg title fight. In the opening fight of the GP, Eduardo Telles showed his muay thai training with Francisco Veras has been…

Action shots of Rony vs. Paulão and much more

00SHARE THIS NEWSInternational Fighting Championship (IFC) treated Recife, Brazil, to great matches in numbers last Friday. Among the standouts from the show, Rony Marques overcame the seasoned Paulo Filho in a thrilling three-round affair; local fighter Thawã Ril surprised ex-UFC fighter Hermes França; Gregor Gracie made quick work in finishing off Mariano Hinohal; and two-time…

A night of MMA Recife will never forget

00SHARE THIS NEWSBoasting first-rate matchups, knockouts and submissions, the IFC brought just what the crowd wanted to the Recife, Brazil, Convention Center this Friday, April 29. There was no shortage of standouts, and Gregor Gracie’s debut on Brazilian soil couldn’t have gone better. Fighting for the first time in his native Brazil, Gregor brought over…

Gregor, Paulão, Hermes… Promise of fireworks in the cage

00SHARE THIS NEWSSome big names from world and Brazilian domestic MMA are all set to put it all on the line in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco at the Bruno Novaes-produced IFC promotion. Weigh-ins went down this Thursday without a hitch, with all the fighters making their respective weights. The event itself takes place this…

00SHARE THIS NEWSInitially set for May 14, Fatality Arena 3 has been rescheduled for Saturday 28 of the same month. The event headlined by Gustavo Ximu and Paulo Filho will be held at Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro’s Canto do Rio starting at 6 pm on May 28. The event will feature nine fight, six of…

00SHARE THIS NEWSTo make noise with an MMA event in Brazil you got to pull up your sleeves and get to work. That’s what the promoters of the IFC did in preparing for the event to take place this coming April 29 in Olinda, Brazil. The IFC is promising a star-studded card, with former champions…