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UFC cancels March 5th pay-per-view in Brazil

The UFC has canceled its March 5th PPV show from Rio de Janeiro.

At a UFC media conference call to promote the Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping fight in London, Silva said that the entire show that he was expected to headline at first, is off.  No fights had been announced for the date.

"(It) was to have me fighting in Brazil against I don't know who," said Silva.  "But with this situation going on in Brazil, economically and everything, the UFC decided to abort this event for now."

Guilhemre Cruz in a story at MMAFighting stated that Silva's remarks were confirmed by sources close to the promotion.

The Bisping vs. Silva fight will main event on Fight Pass, the highest-profile match to ever do so.  UFC officials are working to boost Fight Pass sales in 2016.