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The UFC is finally going home; on Saturday night in Rio, the organization will host only its second major event in the birthplace of MMA. It’s been over seventy years since Helio Gracie put the wheels in motion when he challenged all comers in the pages of local papers, thank you Mr. Gracie for the greatest show on earth!

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The main event could have cured the most stubborn case of insomnia and the card lacked big names, but the UFC’s second visit to Germany was packed with fights to remember.

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The Tactix Gym on Hornby St. was abuzz with the sound of clicking cameras and the primal roars of fighters as they hit mitts at the UFC open workout this afternoon. While the impressive facility was by no means packed to rafters with eager fans and busy hacks, a healthy mixture of tension and excitement filled the air as the fighters were put through their paces.

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The UFC is back in Canada for the second time in less than two months and could cap off a historical weekend of sport in Vancouver providing the Canucks do the business!

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Not too many fighters have had a more emphatic start to their UFC career than Pablo Garza. The Scarecrow has won knockout and submission of the night respectively in his first two bouts in the infant Featherweight division.

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No fight fan could have asked for a better start to 2011 than UFC 125. For those whose memory of the festive season is a little hazy this two-disc set is the perfect way to re-live one of the best title bouts in history.

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Well fight fans, UFC 129 is almost upon us, and never has there been a stronger indication of MMA’s status in Canada. Not only will the Rogers Arena stage the biggest gate in MMA history, two Canadians are competing for world titles, with a further five fighting on the main card.

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Very few people alive can say they helped invent a sport, but Royce Gracie can; his contribution to MMA was paramount in making it what it is today. The UFC and Zuffa have paid tribute to him by releasing Ultimate Royce Gracie. This two disc set not only tells Royce’s story, it tells the Gracie’s story and how one family paved the way for the world’s fastest growing sport. By Tom Rooney

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Pair of B.C. Muay Thai belts change hands in Vancouver Saturday
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By Tom Rooney: Two new B.C. Muay Thai Champions were crowned on Saturday night at the Maritime Labor Centre in the latest edition of Kai Singthong Gym’s Muay Thai Challenge. In the first co-main event Corey Hastings of Pucket Karate School took on Vern Musqua of Ruha Muay Thai for the open Canadian Muay Thai [...]

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