Madonna’s Rumored Rio Concert May Overshadow UFC 301

Madonna’s “Celebration” tour? Oh, it’s been nothing short of spectacular. Fans? They’re practically over the moon with how it’s all turned out.

And guess what? For the grand finale, she’s decided to throw a massive, absolutely free concert. Where, you ask? In the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Want the juicy details? Just click the link below. (📸: MEGA) [Link here](https://t.co/PmryIpnSZM) and don’t miss out on the snapshot [here](https://t.co/ylNQ3aQFy3).

— Q Magazine dropped this bomb on Twitter, March 11, 2024.

Oh, and by the way, there’s this ad popping up. You know how it is.

Now, onto something a tad bit spicier. This high-voltage concert by Madonna might just steal the thunder from the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s big pay-per-view event in Rio. Yeah, you heard that right.

Rumors are swirling around like crazy. Word on the street (and by street, I mean [this report](https://www.iq-mag.net/2024/03/madonna-to-wrap-up-tour-with-copacabana-beach-show/)) is that Madonna will set Copacabana Beach on fire with her performance on May 4. Coincidentally, that’s the same day as UFC 301. And with the concert being free? Over a million people are expected to show up. Hotels? Booked solid by fans way before the official confirmation even hit the newsstands.

Talk about a scheduling headache for UFC 301, right? The event’s already facing some hiccups. Star power’s a bit dim with Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill’s bout moved to UFC 300 on April 13. Charles Oliveira? He’s also fighting at UFC 300. And let’s not forget Jailton Almeida and Curtis Blaydes’ heavyweight showdown at UFC 299. Paulo Costa’s even hinting at UFC 302 being a better fit for him.

So, with big names like Pereira, Oliveira, Costa, and Almeida out of the picture, UFC 301’s looking at some quick comebacks from other Brazilian fighters. Just this Tuesday, Vitor Petrino, fresh from his March 2 fight, got lined up against Anthony Smith for the Rio event. Michel Pereira, hot off his UFC 299 win, is practically begging for a spot at UFC 301.

Pereira’s words post-UFC 299? “I’m as clean as before the fight. After a year and a half away, I’m itching to get back in. Fighting in front of a Brazilian crowd? Dream come true. I’ve racked up seven wins in a row; it’s time to face a ranked opponent. Khamzat Chimaev’s the only name I know in my division, and I’m all in for that fight.”

He’s also been working on his takedown defense, claiming he’s already got the upper hand in striking. “It could be a fantastic show,” he says. But if the UFC has other plans, he’s ready for whatever comes his way. UFC Rio, he’s coming for you.

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