Brazil has produced some of MMA's greatest fighters and so it is only fitting that the UFC return to the birthplace of modern mixed martial arts.  UFC Rio will take place on August 27th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Royce Gracie is almost guaranteed to be fighting on the card.  Royce is a legend and if he didn't perform the way he did in those early UFCs, capturing fans' imaginations, the Ultimate Fighting Championship may have been a flash in the pan that no one ever heard from again.  But Royce rose to the challenge and now, some 18 years later, the sport is bigger than ever.

Check out this UFC Rio preview.   Obrigado, Royce!

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