Brazil’s CABMMA report on UFC sanctioning

Following the completion of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug.1, Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) Executive Director Cristiano Sampaio provided detailed insight into the achievements of CABMMA and their relationship with the UFC, including sanctioning activities and protocols from the event. Medicals prior to weigh-ins Usually in the…

Medical Perspective on Pregnant Fighter Title Bout

Brazilian website Primeiro Round recently told the story of Brazilian strawweight fighter Kinberly Novaes who withdrew from an upcoming bout scheduled for Aug. 21 after difficulty with her weight cut lead the fighter to discover she was six months pregnant. Novaes then remembered that she had competed earlier this year…

Anderson Silva issued 12-month suspension and $380k fine

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) have issued former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (33-6) with a 12-month suspension and fine of $380,000 following a disciplinary hearing on Thursday, August 13. In addition, Silva’s unanimous decision victory against Nick Diaz on January 31 has now been overturned to a ‘no-contest’…