UFC Rio: fighters pose for photos around picturesque city

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Opponents Shogun and Forrest pose for photo with Sugarloaf Mountain backdrop. Photo: personal archive.

This Thursday is the big day MMA fans in Brazil have all been waiting for. In the Crystal room at the Copacabana Palace a press conference will be held announcing the official card for UFC Rio and all the details on ticket sales for the August 27 event at the HSBC Arena.

The only time the promotion held a show in Brazil was ten years ago,thus the Brazilian public’s excitement has been culminating for some time.

Brendan, Okami and Forrest by pool at Copacabana Palace / Photo: personal archives

All the fighters Dana White called on for the press conference are already in Rio de Janeiro, whether Brazil-based fighters like Shogun, Minotauro and Anderson Silva, or foreign stars Yushin Okami, Forrest Griffin and Brendan Schaub.

GRACIEMAG.com will be in attendance at the Copacabana Palace, so check back tomorrow for updates.

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