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Brazil ups security for Confederations Cup final
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Brazil ups security for Confederations Cup final

Jun 30 2013, 4:00am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed at the Maracana Stadium Sunday for the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain.

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 — More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed at the Maracana Stadium Sunday for the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain. A further 7,400 military troops...

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Brazil ups security for Confederations Cup final

Jun 30 2013, 4:00am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed at the Maracana Stadium Sunday for the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain.

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 — More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed at the Maracana Stadium Sunday for the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain.

A further 7,400 military troops will be on guard across other parts of Rio de Janeiro in the biggest security operation for a sporting event in Brazil's history, reports Xinhua.

Mass protests that have swept Brazil during the past two weeks are expected to continue Sunday. Demonstrators have planned a 1.7 km march from Saens Pena Square to the Maracana before the kick-off. Up to 10 additional rallies are planned in other parts of the city.

"We hope that other groups will join us and that the police do not impede our right to protest," said Marcelo Concentino from Global Justice lobby group.

The demonstrations began in Sao Paulo two weeks ago against rise in public transport fares but quickly turned into a nationwide movement against corruption and the high cost of next year's FIFA World Cup. Several of the rallies have been marred by violence with police firing rubber bullets and teargas in clashes with protestors.

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UFC 179 results: Wilson Reis finishes Scott Jorgensen in first round

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In a flyweight division not exactly deep with legit contenders, it only takes a couple solid performance to gain attention. And WIlson Reis has sure done his share to earn attention in his new weight class. The former Elite XC bantamweight champion made it 2-0 since dropping to flyweight with an impressive finish of veteran Scott Jorgensen on Saturday. In what was technically a catchweight bout (128 pounds), Reis submitted Jorgensen at 3:28 of the first round at UFC 179 ...
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Oct 25 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

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Scott Jorgensen still hoping for Jussier Formiga rematch

Oct 25 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Scott Jorgensen returned to the win column after a 1-5 run in the UFC with a win over Danny Martinez, but he hasn’t forgotten the last man who beat him. Speaking to the Brazilian media in Rio de Janeiro, Jorgensen talked about his desire to face Jussier Formiga one more time, his thoughts on the Brazilian MMA Commission process when he asked his controversial loss to be overturned to a no-contest, his upcoming fight with Wilson Reis at U ...
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Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Final Predictions for Rematch Before Start of UFC 179

Oct 25 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Nearly three years ago, Jose Aldo established himself as a UFC sensation with a first-round knockout of Chad Mendes to retain the UFC Featherweight Championship. Neither fighter has suffered a defeat since, setting up a rematch for the title on Saturday night. Aldo enters the bout on a 17-fight winning streak that dates back to 2005. His most recent triumph came back in February against Ricardo Lamas. Mendes has bounced back perfectly since the defe ...
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Who ya got?! UFC featherweights predict Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 179

Oct 25 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

brightcove.createExperiences();Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos Will Jose Aldo get his seventh straight UFC title defense, or will Chad Mendes pull off the upset and become just the second 145-pound titleholder in UFC history? UFC fighters make their predictions. We asked a host of featherweight notables to give us their predictions for tonight’s UFC 179 pay-per-view headliner, ...
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UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Live Results

Oct 25 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: mma weekly

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 full results from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event features Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes in a fight for the feath ...
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UFC 179 Video: Joe Rogan looks at the top eight moments in Jose Aldo's career

Oct 25 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos There is little dispute that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is among the best fighters in the world. By most accounts, Aldo is at worst the No. 2 fighter on the planet, which is where he sits in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings, just behind Jon Jones. But many believe Aldo is No. 1. Throughout his thus-far brilliant career in both the WEC and UFC, where he has been the promotion’s lone 145-pound champ, Aldo (24-1 M ...
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Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis full fight video preview: UFC 179

Oct 25 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

Glover Teixeira, fresh off his light heavyweight title loss to Jon Jones, will co-main event tonight's (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view (PPV) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against Phil Davis, himself coming off a deci ...
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Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes full fight video preview: UFC 179

Oct 25 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

Although he was viciously knocked out the first time he challenged Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship, Chad Mendes scored four knockouts in five victories immediately after to sore a rematch. We'll find out if he's better the second time around in the main event of tonight's (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
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'UFC 179 Embedded,' episode No. 4: Death chants, hanging with locals, more McGregor

Oct 25 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos In the final installment of “UFC 179 Embedded,” tonight’s co-headliners take us behind the scenes of the frantic few days leading into the pay-per-view event. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and opponent Chad Mendes, as well as co-main-event fighters Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis, take us throughout Rio de Janeiro for open workouts, weigh-ins and even a casual stroll in the city. And, of course, there’s also Conor McGre ...
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