UFC president Dana White will be hitting the podium today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stream Thursday’s press conference live right here on 5thRound starting at 2PM ET/11AM PT.
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will also be in attendance to promote the company’s long-awaited return to jiu jitsu country.
It’s been over a decade since the Octagon last held a show on Brazilian soil. In 1998, Sao Paulo hosted “UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil.”
“UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” takes place August 27th inside the HSBC Arena in Rio.
Please click the media player below to watch today’s special presser:
Here are the athletes expected to perform in Brazil:
Alexandre Ferreire vs. Rousimar Palhares
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
Mike Swick vs. Erick Silva
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Luiz Cane
Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Brendan Schaub vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Yushin Okami vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)