Lucas Rezende
Lucas Rezende

Lucas Rezende is a Brazilian journalist and writer from Belem, Para. He has been covering MMA since 2012 and contributing with Bloody Elbow since March 2015. When not writing, Lucas also teaches English. In his free time, he enjoys reading, slapping the bass guitar and traveling.

‘Nah bro, f–k yous’ – Pros react, disagree with Albazi’s close split decision win vs. Kara-France at UFC main event
Pro fighters react, disagree with Albazi's main event win over Kara-France
Amir Albazi defeated Kai-Kara France at UFC Vegas 74. On Twitter, pro fighters did not agree with the scorecards.
‘I was harmed by others’ – After 1-year USADA ban, UFC welterweight says he has ‘clean conscience’ upon return
‘I was harmed’ - After USADA ban, UFC fighter says he has 'clean conscience' upon return
Elizeu Zaleski still blames his lab for the contamination that led to his USADA ban.
American Top Team was ‘really surprised’ by teammates hit in PFL doping scandal
PFL doping scandal left teammates shocked at American Top Team
American Top Team's Phillipe Lins was shocked to see teammates Thiago Santos and Krysztof Jotko fail doping tests.
Sean Strickland: Israel Adesanya fight ‘needs to happen’ with win over unranked prospect
Strickland: 'I should be the one fighting Izzy'
Sean Strickland is set to face Abusupiyan Magomedov in July, but has his eyes on Israel Adesanya.
Mackenzie Dern ‘unleashed anger’ of bitter divorce and custody battle in UFC Octagon
Dern 'unleashed anger' of bitter divorce and custody battle on Hill
Mackenzie Dern was facing serious personal problems ahead of her fight against Angela Hill.
‘Secret juice’ – Paulo Costa called out by UFC rival after training camp dust-up
'Secret juice' – Paulo Costa called out after training camp dust-up
Paulo Costa, Diego Ferreira and the many finishes of Jungle Fight 116 are just some of the highlights of this week's Brazil Beat.
Dana White slammed his fight, UFC LHW says he was just ‘having fun’
Johnny Walker speaks his mind on recent criticism from Dana White
Dana White was not happy with one of his UFC light heavyweights recently. That fighter has responded to criticism of his performance.
PFL champ calls Kayla Harrison ‘pretty disrespectful’ for chasing Cris Cyborg
PFL champ thinks it's 'pretty disrespectul' for Kayla Harisson to chase Cris Cyborg in Bellator
Larissa Pacheco would prefer it if Kayla Harrison stayed in the PFL for a superfight.
Ex-UFC champ 100% confident Jailton Almeida should be favored over Tai Tuivasa
Ex-UFC champ 100% confident Almeida should be favored over Tuivasa
Ex-champ Junior dos Santos sees Jailton Almeida making it all the way to UFC gold.
‘Heroin addict’ – Conor McGregor Tweets and deletes shot at UFC’s KO king
'Heroin addict' - McGregor Tweets and deletes shot at KO king
Conor McGregor took his rivalry with Matt Brown to another level in a now deleted tweet.
BJJ champ Gabi Garcia accuses husband of domestic violence
Gabi Garcia accuses husband of domestic violence
Gabi Garcia accused her husband of physically abusing her and making death threats to her family.
Champ addresses PFL’s doping scandal, claims their testing is as strict as UFC’s
Champ addresses PFL doping scandal, claims their testing is as strict as UFC's
Larissa Pacheco gives some insight on the PFL anti-doping testing process.
Amanda Nunes happier without Julianna Pena at  UFC 289
Amanda Nunes happier without Julianna Pena at UFC 289
Amanda Nunes suggests that Irene Aldana was the original opponent for UFC 289 until Julianna Pena intervened.
Newly ranked ‘Action Man’ still trying to figure out ‘correct’ UFC middleweight body
UFC middleweight not going back to 170: 'God, that was so bad'
Chris Curtis prefers to struggle with size disavantadge in the UFC middleweight division.
UFC 292 title challenger has ‘surprise in store’ for the champion: ‘A lot of new things will come’
Title challenger has 'surprise in store' for champion at UFC 292
Amanda Lemos bets on a surprising gameplan to beat Weili Zhang at UFC 292.
Randy Couture reveals PFL’s expansion plans, closing deal with ‘royal family’
Randy Couture shares plans to expand PFL to the Middle East
Randy Couture and the PFL have big plans for expansion.
Dana White opens up on ‘tough’ Paulo Costa negotiations
Dana White opens up on 'tough' Paulo Costa negotiations
Dana White talks negotiations with Paulo Costa ahead of UFC 291.
Ray Longo pulls no punches on Aljamain Sterling’s ‘crazy’ style
Longo pulls no punches on Sterling's 'crazy' style
Ray Longo praises Aljamain Sterling for being himself in the Octagon and making it work.
‘I don’t believe they’ll ever fight’ – Cejudo dismisses Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou beef
'I don’t believe they’ll ever fight' - Cejudo dismisses Jones vs. Ngannou
Henry Cejudo shares his views on a potential superfight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.
Ralph Gracie shares prison story about pissing off Mexican gang member
Ralph Gracie shares scary story about time he was in prison with a Mexican gang member
Ralph Gracie's prison tales, a disgruntled manager, the return of medieval MMA and much more on the Brazil Beat.
‘It ain’t f—ing science’ – Sean O’Malley not buying Sterling claims; Aljamain responds with receipts
It ain't science - O'Malley not buying Sterling claims; Aljamain responds with receipts
Sean O'Malley won't accept Aljamain Sterling's claims so far away from their title fight.
Former TUF foe sees edge for Conor McGregor in 5-round bout vs. Michael Chandler
Former TUF foe explains edge for McGregor over Chandler in 5 round fight
Urijah Faber gives a slight edge to Conor McGregor over Michael Chandler.
UFC fighters stepped up for Vinicius Jr when soccer fans felt free to get racist
UFC stars had Vini Jr's back when racist fans turned on him
UFC fighters backed Brazilian soccer star Vinicius Jr. when he came under racist attack in Spain.
Who wins $2 million Francis Ngannou sweepstakes? Former UFC champion wants in
Who wins $2M Ngannou sweepstakes? Former UFC champ wants in
Former UFC champion Junior dos Santos eyes a rematch against Francis Ngannou.
UFC Vegas 73 – Pros react to Mackenzie Dern’s dominant win over Hill: ‘Dern looked ferocious ‘
Pro fighters reacted to Mackenzie Dern's win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 73.
Pro fighters reacted to Mackenzie Dern's win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 73.
‘They have always disrespected me’ – Angela Hill tired of ‘bullsh-t’ UFC rankings
Angela Hill tired of 'bullsh-t' rankings system
UFC strawweight Angela Hill shared some thoughts ahead of UFC Vegas 73.
Former UFC contender regrets staying loyal to Anderson Silva
Loyalty to Anderson Silva kept me from UFC title says former 185 contender: 'I should have left'
UFC champions Anderson Silva, Amanda Nunes, flashy knockouts and much more on this week's Brazil Beat.
Pro fighters react to Francis Ngannou’s ‘huge’ PFL contract: ‘Singular vision for greatness’
'Greatness' - Pro fighters react to Francis Ngannou's 'huge' PFL contract
Pro fighters shared their views on Francis Ngannou's PFL deal.
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva goes broke gambling on soccer, asks fans to send money: ‘We were winning’
Wanderlei asks fans for money to pay gambling debt
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva made some unfortunate decisions during a soccer match.
Kron Gracie took ‘bad advice’ at UFC 288, to ‘please the jiu jitsu community’
Kron blames 'bad advice' for UFC 288
Kron Gracie breaks silence on his strange performance against Charles Jourdain at UFC 288. And why it won't happen again.