Here's the poster for UFC 147, set for June 23 and headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Wanderlei Silva in a fight between TUF Brazil coaches.
Following his win over Mike Massenzio at UFC 142 last weekend, Rousimar Palhares took time to visit a hospital for children with cancer in Rio de Janeiro, alongside trainer, Murilo Bustamente. Photo: Globo
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After he was mysteriously removed from a bout with fellow Brazilian Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134, Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira has now been released by the UFC according to his manager, who spoke to Sherdog: "Unfortunately, Cacareco was released by the UFC when he refused to sign the contract to fight against Toquinho," explained Borges. "He was called to fight at ‘UFC Rio’ in March, and when he found out that the opponent was Palhares, he started to claim difficulties with making weight. Ferreira then said it was better for him not to sign the contract, and he didn’t decide what to do until, eventually, the UFC got tired of waiting and released him via letter." "When I knew he was looking for a team, I called Rudimar [Fedrigo, leader of Chute Boxe] and told him to hire Cacareco," said Borges. "However, [Cacareco] showed no interest in training, even when he signed with the UFC after almost a year of trying to convince [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva to give him a shot. He knew I was close to making the deal for him, and he still went on a TV show to blame his unluckiness."
According to Tatame.com, Dana White, along with UFC champs, Anderson Silva and Shogun Rua will be heading to Rio de Janeiro on Dec 15th to officially announce their second UFC show in Brazil.
Brazilian TV Exec Says UFC Coming To Brazil in 2011 Danilo Lavieri of Abril.com interviews Terence Paiva, RedeTV! sports director (translation by Chris Nelson): While (RedeTV!) has been increasing the exposure of MMA, have you looked into broadcasting national events? In truth, we can't. The agreement with the UFC doesn't allow us to show other fighting championships. But the way around this is to create something here, something like a selective (feeder) for the UFC. That we could broadcast. Hence the idea of bringing The Ultimate Fighter to Brazil? When we did the deal with the UFC, they wanted us to broadcast TUF. But our experience with The Contender showed that it doesn't do much. People watch, but it doesn't have the necessary impact. Brazilians want to see Brazilians in action. Brazilians don't like things captioned. So we want to bring TUF here, yes, with Brazilian fighters. But they're different ideas. One does not preclude the other. Canal Combate's contract with the UFC ends in 2011. Do you really want to get this contract for yourselves? Not quite. This makes it sound like RedeTV! is the enemy of others. It isn't. We want to broadcast something, something that goes beyond our current deal [21 days after the event takes place]... And RedeTV! will be partnering with the UFC to bring fights to Brazil? Also not so. People exaggerate, saying RedeTV! will bring (the UFC to Brazil) and things like this. We're a partner of the UFC and we're going to give them full support so they come here. In fact, they'll be here in 2011. That's for sure. There are some details missing, like where it will take place and whatnot. Now they view us as a market.