Brazilian MMA fighter Anderson Silva, current UFC Middleweight champion, takes part in a practice session for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Rio at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, ... more 
Brazilian MMA fighter Anderson Silva, current UFC Middleweight champion, takes part in a practice session for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Rio at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. According to the UFC's web site, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) started in 1993 in the U.S. and is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. The sport originated from the full contact sport of Vale tudo in Brazil, and was promoted as a competition to find the most effective marital art for unarmed combat situations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Felipe Dana
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 4:16 PM EDT