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Paulo Filho - Upholding Brazil's Fighting Tradition
By Thomas Gerbasi

At one time in mixed martial arts, if you were Brazilian, odds were that you were miles ahead of anyone else in the sport when it came to skill and experience, and if your name happened to be Gracie, Ruas, Belfort, or Rizzo, you had the love of the fans and the respect of your peers from the moment you set foot in the ring or cage. That really wasn't a surprise though, given that the sport basically originated in Brazil.

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua To Fight Forrest Griffin at UFC 76
Las Vegas, NV (USA) As a special feature, former PRIDE FC phenomenon Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will enter the Octagon for the first time to take on Forrest Griffin in one of the two light heavyweight "knockout" fights of the night. The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization presents UFC 76: KNOCKOUT, featuring Liddell vs. Jardine and Rua vs. Griffin, live from Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.