Ricardo "The Brazilian Tiger" Arona in talks with the UFC

According to the reports, former Pride fighter Ricardo “The Brazilian Tiger” Arona , who holds a notable victories over Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva and Alistair Overeem, is heading to the UFC. Thirty-year-old Light Heavyweight, who currently holds the record of 14-5 revealed the negotiations in his latest interview:

I can’t talk about this project right now, but there’s a connection between me and the UFC now, something concrete that I didn’t have before. My return will be in the end of the year and will be in the UFC” “I’ll be worried about my performance, my knee and my body. I wanna do my best in every fight. I’m used to big competition like the UFC, I wanna be ready.

If Ricardo Arona (who was considered before as one of the best Light Heavyweights in the World) arrives in the UFC the Brazilian will add more depth to an already stacked Light Heavyweight division. A possible bout against Minotoro Nogueira could be a huge test for both fighters who want to make their mark in the UFC.


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    January 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    possible rematch with Rampage? Bet Ricardo’s itching to avenge their last bout.

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    January 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    if he was on roids in pride but he came sin the ufc and destroyed liddel eastman and had a great fight with hendo. no actually thats all he knew how to do he did not have a great camp and you can in his striking was not up to par in pride…and he was entering his prime and finally gained some skills with his hands thats why and he out wrestled hendo to…he also slammed griffin…yes people were on roids in pride but rampage was not one of them either was fedor.

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    January 17, 2010 at 9:44 am

    THIS DUDE in terms of grappling… out wrestled mark ker in adcc in his prime…. he can be like a couture in the ufc in terms of style

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