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UFC Returns to Brazil for Aug. 27 Event in Rio de Janeiro

UFC middleweight champion Anderson SilvaThe UFC will return to Brazil for the first time in nearly 13-years when it hosts a major pay-per-view event at the 18,000-seat HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 27.

UFC President Dana White announced the event at a Wednesday press conference in Rio with the likes of UFC hall of famer Royce Gracie, Anderson Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Jose Aldo, and Vitor Belfort.

With the event still more than nine months away, no additional details were announced, though the card will undoubtedly be stacked with the UFC’s Brazilian roster.

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Pictured: Anderson Silva

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