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Grace Tourinho’s run as UFC managing director in Brazil ends next month

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

UFC president Dana White officially announced Grace Tourinho as the managing director for UFC in Brazil in November 2013, and her tenure will end one year later.

Tourinho, who first started working for the promotion in early 2013, will leave the promotion next month, according to a report from Veja. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to

The UFC is looking for a new managing director for their office in Brazil, a source said, but has no timetable for any announcement on this matter. Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC's managing director of international development, will replace Tourinho until the promotion finds a replacement.

The UFC has a couple trips set for Brazil in 2014. The next Fight Night card is scheduled for Uberlandia on Nov. 8, headlined by Mauricio Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa, and Lyoto Machida facing C.B. Dollaway at a UFC Fight Night show in Barueri on Dec. 20.

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