Dricus Du Plessis replaces Rodolfo Vieira, fights Markus Perez at UFC’s Oct. 10 event

One of South Africa’s hottest prospects has joined the UFC roster. With Rodolfo Vieira out due to a rib injury, former Extreme Fighting Championship dual-champ Dricus du Plessis will step in to face Markus Perez at the UFC’s Oct. 10 event, which takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with […]

Rib injury knocks Rodolfo Vieira out of Fight Island bout with Markus Perez

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira won’t fight Markus Perez in October after all. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Markus Perez is once again in need of an opponent after Rodolfo Vieira withdrew from a middleweight clash with him on in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., multiple people with knowledge of the shift told MMA Fighting following a […]

Markus Perez dares Khamzat Chimaev to step in after Rodolfo Vieira withdraws from Oct. 10 fight

Khamzat Chimaev’s finish of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 36 caught the attention of many in the MMA community – including UFC middleweight Markus Perez. Less than 48 hours after Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) flatlined Meerschaert with a 17-second knockout, Perez (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) sent a video to MMA Junkie in which […]

Rodolfo Vieira to Meet Markus Perez at UFC Event on Oct. 10

Grappling ace Rodolfo Vieira will lock horns with Markus Perez at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Oct. 10. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

BJJ wiz Rodolfo Vieira inspired by Khabib Nurmagomedov, Demian Maia as he seeks evolution

Rodolfo Vieira captured dozens of titles in jiu-jitsu before joining the UFC in 2019. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Unbeaten in six professional bouts with a 100 percent finishing rate, UFC middleweight Rodolfo Vieira is still improving as a mixed martial artist. A five-time world champion in jiu-jitsu, ADCC gold medalist and one of the […]

ADCC Champion Rodolfo Vieira to Lock Horns with Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248

Decorated grappler Rodolfo Vieira will square off against Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rodolfo Vieira meets Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248

BJJ icon Rodolfo Vieira is undefeated in six MMA bouts. | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira has a date and an opponent set for his next Octagon appearance. The UFC announced on Tuesday that the five-time BJJ world champion and ADCC gold medalist will take on Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248, […]

Jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira learned valuable lessons in quick MMA road to UFC

Rodolfo Vieira is a five-time BJJ world champion and holds a 5-0 record in MMA. | Photo by ACB MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Rodolfo Vieira will become one of the greatest jiu-jitsu competitors to ever enter the Octagon when he faces middleweight Oskar Piechota at Saturday night’s UFC Uruguay. He has gone through a lot despite […]

Report: ADCC Champion Rodolfo Vieira Signs with UFC, Faces Oskar Piechota at UFC Uruguay

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has picked up a highly touted grappler, who will make his promotional debut at the UFC’s first trip to Uruguay. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jiu-jitsu ace Rodolfo Vieira to make UFC debut against Oskar Piechota in Uruguay

Multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC gold medalist Rodolfo Vieira is set to make his first walk to the Octagon. MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources that Vieira (5-0) will make his UFC debut against Oskar Piechota (11-1-1) at the promotion’s upcoming visit to Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10. The matchup was first reported […]

As fights get tougher, BJJ star Rodolfo Vieira seeks evolution before ACB return

Rodolfo Vieira improved to 4-0 as a mixed martial artist with another finish at ACB 88 in Brisbane, submitting Jacob Holyman-Tague in the opening round on June 16, but it didn’t go as smooth as his ACB debut. Competing in MMA for the first time outside of Brazil, the five-time jiu-jitsu world champion experienced new […]

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