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Pirlo honoured by 100-game milestone at Maracana
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Pirlo honoured by 100-game milestone at Maracana

Jun 16 2013, 1:50am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 (IANS) Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday.

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 — Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday. The 34-year-old...

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Pirlo honoured by 100-game milestone at Maracana

Jun 16 2013, 1:50am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 (IANS) Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday.

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 — Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday.

The 34-year-old admitted that the Confederations Cup Group A match would provide one of the highlights of his 18-year professional career, reports Xinhua.

"It's a source of pride. I am lucky to be playing it here at the Maracana and I hope to be able to celebrate it with a victory. I am feeling great. I am here to do the best I can, despite the long season that we had in Italy," the 2006 World Cup winner said Saturday.

Earlier, Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre identified Pirlo as the key to Italy's fortunes. De la Torre said Mexico needed to "disconnect" the Juventus star to have any chance of winning the match.

"I appreciate his concern about me but I don't play alone. I think we will find ways to escape the defensive marking that Mexico tries," Pirlo said.

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UFC 179 Fight Card: Aldo vs. Mendes 2

Oct 20 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has the UFC 179 fight card for the Aldo vs. Mendes 2 event at the Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.In the main event, Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes. Glover Teixeira squares off against Phil Davis in a light heavyweight match in the co-main event.Check out the UFc 179 results below.Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)Jose Aldo vs. Chad MendesGlover Teixeira vs. Phil DavisFabio Maldonado vs. Hans ...
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UFC 179: Jose Aldo sees no evolution in Chad Mendes: 'He's the same person with the same game'

Oct 20 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Bloody Elbow

The UFC Featherweight champion thinks that his challenger wasn't tested against good strikers. Jose Aldo isn't impressed by Chad Mendes recent performances. Interviewed by Combate.com, the UFC Featherweight champion feels that the challenger has the 'same game' that was showed in their first fight on January of 2012. In the main event of UFC 142, Aldo was able to keep the fight standing -- with a little help of the fence -- and KO'd Mendes with a knee ...
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Aldo vs. Mendes II: Complete Guide to UFC 179

Oct 20 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The UFC is back! After a plethora of fight cards throughout 2014 the UFC gave everyone a few weeks break from action. Now an 11-fight slate brings back MMA action. UFC 179 takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event is a rematch between Chad "Money" Mendes and Jose Aldo. The two originally battled in Brazil at UFC 142 in 2012. More than two years later Mendes has earned another crack at t ...
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Anderson Silva Says Chris Weidman Shouldn’t Underestimate Vitor Belfort

Oct 20 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Pulse Wrestling

Anderson Silva has warned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, not to take his next challenger lightly. Weidman, who beat Silva twice last year, is expected to defend the middleweight belt in February against former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and Silva sees “The Phenom” as a viable threat to become the new champion. “In my opinion, Vitor is the most complete fighter at 185 pounds,” Silva told the Brazilian media in a pr ...
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Video: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes from 'Countdown to UFC 179'

Oct 20 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos “Countdown to UFC 179″ debuted Sunday, and now you can watch the segment devoted to the headliner between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and fellow headliner Chad Mendes. UFC 179 takes place Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the above video, Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) discuss their champio ...
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Video: Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis from 'Countdown to UFC 179'

Oct 20 2014 6:29am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos “Countdown to UFC 179″ debuted Sunday, and now you can watch the segment devoted to the co-headliner between light heavyweight contenders Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis. UFC 179 takes place Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the above video, Teixeira (22-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Davis (12-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) discuss their matchup and their need for a victory ...
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Video: Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira from 'Countdown to UFC 179'

Oct 20 2014 6:28am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos “Countdown to UFC 179″ debuted Sunday, and now you can watch the segment devoted to the main-card opener between lightweights Beneil Dariush and Diego Ferreira. UFC 179 takes place Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the above video, Dariush (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Ferreira (11-0 MMA, 2- ...
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He tapped! Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis free fight videos preview UFC 179 PPV co-main event

Oct 19 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

With UFC 179 just a few days away, UFC has released a pair of free fight videos featuring the co-headliners in action. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis, probably doesn't get the respect he deserves from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community. Part of that has to do with his inability to score a knockout in 11 Octagon appearances. The other part? Well, he ...
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Countdown to UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes video

Oct 19 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his title in the headlining bout at UFC 179 when, for the second time, he faces top contender Chad Mendes. In this Countdown video, get a behind-the-scene look into their lives and training as Aldo looks to remain undefeated in his UFC campaign while Mendes aims to wrestle Aldo's title away. UFC 179 takes place on Saturday, October 25th, from the ...
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'Countdown' to UFC 179 full videos replay online for 'Aldo vs. Mendes 2' PPV on FOX Sports 1

Oct 19 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

We're just days away from UFC 179, which takes place this Sat. night (Oct. 25, 2014) inside Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which means it's time to check out the "Countdown" to "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" preview special that recently aired on FOX Sports 1 to market the promotion's upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV) extravagan ...
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