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UFC at Home in Brazil

Two of the UFC's five champions are Brazilian, and it soon could be five after Junior Dos Santos, who won a No. 1 contender's bout against Roy Nelson this past weekend at UFC 117, gets his shot at the heavyweight belt early next year.

But despite the Brazilians' success in the UFC, the organization hasn't hosted a show in their home country in nearly 12 years.

But according to UFC president Dana White, that soon could change.

"We're spending money in Brazil right now," White told MMAjunkie. "We're spending marketing money, PR money, and we've got people down there working for us."

White long has hinted at the possibility of returning to Brazil, which hosted UFC 17.5 in 1998 and marked the promotional debuts of Pedro Rizzo and a then-22-year-old Wanderlei Silva. In fact, of the 16 fighter slots on the card, seven went to Brazilians.

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