Minas Gerais is the second state in Brazil to receive a UFC event. On June 23, the "Mineirinho" arena of Belo Horizonte, will the UFC147 in what will be the third visit of UFC to Brazil under the tutelage of Zuffa.
Established as one of the largest and most comprehensive sands of the country, "Mineirinho" meets all the requirements of UFC, making it the ideal place to host an event with the quality standards required by Zuffa.
Considered one of the largest markets in the world of UFC, with the United States and Canada, Brazil has already hosted two events in Rio de Janeiro.
"It's perfect for our fans and the UFC to expand our offices in Brazil. The UFC is exploring the territory and Minas Gerais is the third largest state in the country. Not only is it a matter of having the Mineirinho, this city also hosts a large number of official events and is located in a central area and the country's tourism. This will be a fantastic experience for the fans, "said Marshall Zelaznik, director of international expansion.
The New Kids leads the UFC 147
The end of the first Brazilian edition ñ to the reality show The Ultimate Fighte r main attraction brings the rematch between coaches of TUF, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, who already met once in the octagon for 14 to ñ you.
The event will also serve to crown the TUF champions Brazil, where it is dealt two UFC contracts.
Fans will have the opportunity to observe the long-awaited rematch between Vitor Belfort (21-9-0) and Wanderlei Silva (01/11/34), who found the second time since his first appointment in 1998.
At the time in Sao Paulo during the previous administration of the UFC, Vitor knocked out Wanderlei Silva in 44 seconds. Since then, fanácticos of MMA has asked for a rematch.
Belfort comes fresh after his victory over Anthony Johnson at UFC 142, Silva knocked out while Cung Le in the UFC 139.
Finalists in each division presented in the show, which will have its final episode on Sunday before the event, will meet at the main card. The two winners, a featherweight and a medium to receive contracts with the largest MMA promotion in the world.