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Ultimate Insider names top eight Brazilian fighters in UFC history

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With UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami" marking the organization's return to Brazil for the first time in over a decade, the UFC is pulling out all the promotional stops.

Anyone who is anyone from the South American country has taken center stage and the organization has offered everything short of Portuguese lessons for American fans.

In the same vein, the UFC web series, Ultimate Insider, has released its list of the top eight Brazilian fighters in the history of the Octagon. And looking at how it shook out, it's sure to stir up some debate.

And what better place for that then right here at

The list, counted down from eight, is after the jump. You know exactly where to voice your issues with it, Maniacs. And trust me, you'll have a few.

8. Lyoto Machida

Started his MMA career 16-0; former UFC light heavyweight champion.

7. Jose Aldo

19-1 in MMA, current UFC featherweight champion.

6. Mauricio Rua

Former UFC and Pride champion.

5. Vitor Belfort

Former two-division UFC champion.

4. Wanderlei Silva

Most wins and knockouts in Pride history, former champion.

3. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Former UFC and Pride heavyweight champion.

2. Royce Gracie

Three-time UFC tournament winner.

1. Anderson Silva

Undefeated inside the Octagon; current middleweight champion; longest reigning champion in history.

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