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Archive for 04/15/2012

Fighting to win: the documentary about the growth of MMA

The film will show the growth of MMA in Brazil and in the world through the work of the Andre Pederneiras, voted the best coach in the MMA world in 2010.

The vale tudo, which originated in Brazil with the Gracie Family, are now known as MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and have become world renown. The Brazilian coach Andre Pederneiras is the leader of Nova Uniao, one of the most famous teams in the world. The lives of Pederneiras’s fighters follow a similar story: childhood poverty, desintegration of the family unit and abandonment. With MMA, the athletes fight to win and hopefully change their destinies.

The documentary “Fighting to Win” (provisonary title) will show these stories and also the backstage at the biggest MMA events, like UFC and Bellator. The film is being shot in Brazil, the United States and Europe. Furthermore, there will be interviews with world icons, such as Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian and UFC ring annoucer Bruce Buffer.

The movie is direct by Leandro Lima and Roberta Salomone and produced by Vinicius Donola and Ana Abreu. “Fighting to Win” is scheduled to premiere in 2012.

if you want to sponsor the documentary, contact Dello Sport or via email at info@upperbrazil.com.


24/7 Mayweather vs. Cotto

Catch the premiere of 24/7 Mayweather/Cotto on Saturday, April 14th. For more information on HBO Boxing.

Press Tour – New York

Press Tour Los Angeles


Eduardo Dantas, the new Bellator Champion

Dantas submits Zach Makovsky and become new Bellator Bantamweight Champion. The event number 65 was on April 13th, in Atlantic City, USA.

Eduardo Dantas, who got the Bellator Bantamweight Title after chokes out Zach Makovsky, has appeared in international publications this year. In January, the athlete was  the cover of Vincit magazine and last month, Fight! MMA had an article about him. In both magazines, Dantas, who is 22 years old, talks about his life and the training to be a champion of Bellator, one of the main events of Mixed Martial Arts world.

If you want to know more about Eduardo, check his Upper Brazil profile.