Thursday, December 2, 2021

UFC Planning TUF: Brazil, Considering Event At 100K Morumbi Stadium

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

According to a new report from “Folha de Sao Paulo”, representatives from the UFC were in Brazil this week meeting with Sao Paulo mayor, Gilberto Kassab and governor Geraldo Alckmin to discuss the possibility of hosting a season of The Ultimate Fighter in Sao Paulo.

The company is also planning on holding their next Brazilian PPV card at the Cicero Pompeu de Toledo stadium, also known as Morumbi, home of Sao Paulo's soccer team. The venue will hold 70,000 spectators for a soccer game so it is expected they could easily fit 100,000 for a MMA event.

Following the success of the companies return to Brazil in August with UFC 134, the first event in the country since the late 90's, Brazil is on the UFC's global domination map.

Jose Aldo's hometown of Manaus is also a place of interest for the UFC. Lorenzo Fertita was in town during the week of UFC 134 meeting with it's governor to discuss the idea of a show.

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