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Grace Tourinho Appointed Managing Director Of UFC Brazil

With the UFC expanding, they’re going to need help. In steps Grace Tourinho, who now holds the title of managing director for UFC Brazil. Dana White confirmed the news at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 32 press conference.

“Brazil is nursery of the idols in our sport, and it’s a very important market for the UFC,” said Tourinho. “Since 2011, we’ve already held 11 events [in Brazil]. Our purpose is to take the UFC closer to our fans.”

Tourinho continued that the promotion wants to visit other parts of South America.

UFC Fight Night 32 was the seventh card to come from Brazil this year and it held over 10,000 fans. 2014 is expected to have the same number with a February 8 return confirmed.