Paulo Filho and “Ninja” Rua win at “Bitetti Combat 5” – full results and videos

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While most of us here in the U.S. were focused on UFC 107 Saturday night, “Bitetti Combat 5” was taking place at Barueri Gymnasium in São Paulo, Brazil. The event saw former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho (19-1) pick up his 19th victory with a first round tapout of Japan’s Tatsuhiko Nishizaka (6-4-4) in the main event.

In the co-main event refereed by Pedro Rizzo, the brother of the UFC’s “Shogun” Rua, Murilo “Ninja” Rua (18-10-1), took on Golden Glory’s Jason Jones (14-8). “Ninja” seemed to get off to a slow start, but ultimately got the better of Jones, took his back, flattened him out, and pounded out a second round TKO victory.

Here are the full results from “Bitetti Combat 5” which took place Dec. 12, 2009:

•Carina Damm def. Daiana Silva dos Santos by TKO (Punches) Rd 3 (3:27)
•Francimar Bodao def. Alessandro Stefano by TKO (Punches) Rd 1 (1:50)
•Cassiano Tytschyo def. Shane Williams by Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1 (4:00)
•Gustavo Machado def. Rico Washington Sr. by Decision (Unanimous) Rd 3 (5:00)
•Fabio Maldonado def. Fernando Tressino by TKO (Retirement) Rd 2 (5:00)
•Murilo Rua def. Jason Jones by TKO (Punches) Rd 2 (3:20)
•Paulo Filho def. Tatsuhiko Nishizaka by Submission (Kimura) Rd 1 (3:00)

Videos of Filho vs. Nishizaka and “Ninja” vs. Jones after the jump…

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Ricardo Arona defeats Marvin Eastman at “Bitetti Combat 4” in Rio de Janeiro – full results

Photo: Sherdog - "Big" John McCarthy was in Brazil to referee "Bitetti Combat 4" - Arona defeats Eastman
Photo: Sherdog - Ricardo Arona defeats Marvin Eastman by unanimous decision. "Big" John McCarthy was in Brazil to serve as referee.

On Sept. 12, 2009, “Bitetti Combat Nordeste 4” took place at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ricardo Arona returned to the cage after a two-and-a-half year absence to face Marvin Eastmen in the main event. The first two rounds were close, and going into the third round most had it scored one round each. Arona sealed his fate in the final round by landing some strikes and then scoring a takedown to win the unanimous decision.

In other bouts, Paulo Filho won a lackluster unanimous decision over Alex Schoenauer and Pedro Rizzo defeated Jeff Monson also by unanimous decision. Alex “The Brazilian Killa” Stiebling failed to live up to his nickname as Murilo “Ninja” Rua sent the UFC and PRIDE veteran to the canvas with a first round knockout.

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DREAM 8 results and round by round summary

PRO MMA ( provided live round by round results and updates throughout early Sunday morning, April 5th, for DREAM 8 which took place in Nagoya, Japan.

The event featured eight fighters competing in the first round of a welterweight (75.9kg/166.9lbs) tournament, one featherweight tournament match, and five non-tournament bouts.

Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Jason High, Marius Zaromskis, and Andre Galvao were the winners in the first round of the welterweight tournament. “D.J. Taiki” won the featherweight tournament bout and Jeff Monson defeated the Russian, Sergei Kharitonov in the heavyweight non-tournament bout.

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The DREAM of a Ninja: Murilo Rua to fight on April 5th

Pride FC veteran and former Elite XC Middleweight Champion, Murilo “Ninja” Rua (16-9-1) will reportedly be fighting on the upcoming DREAM 8 card on April 5th in Nagoya, Japan.

“Ninja’s” last bout was at Elite XC: Heat and was broadcast live on CBS in October ’08. His opponent was Benji Radach. “Ninja” ended up losing the bout by TKO due to punches in round two. Also appearing on the card was the infamous Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli fight.

Incidentally, “Ninja’s” last bout with Elite XC was the last time they ever aired on network television and a little over two weeks later the promotion ceased operations.

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Marcos Rua joins brothers, Ninja and Shogun as MMA fighter

Shogun, Marcos, & Ninja

The third and youngest Rua brother is set to follow in the footsteps of his siblings. Twenty-two year old Marcos Rua, the younger brother of Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, is set to make his MMA debut in Brazil sometime in the near future.

Although youngest, he is the tallest of the three light heavyweights. Marcos, who currently has no nickname, was set to fight in ‘The Glory’ (a Brazilian MMA promotion) this month, but the event has been postponed until March.

“He’s well, training tough and very focused,” Mauricio Rua told Tatame. “He was due to fight at The Glory in January, but it was delayed to March. But we want to see him fighting before then.”

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Benji Radach moves toward title fight

by: Cory Brady

Benji Radach is on cloud nine following the biggest win of his career this past weekend on CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights over Murilo “Ninja” Rua. Stepping out of the ashes of a career that has been riddled with injuries and setbacks, it is hard to blame him. The fight was a wild back and forth affair that saw both men hit the canvas before Radach was able to capitalize on a mistake made by Ninja to earn himself the knockout victory.

Radach seems to have turned a new page in his promising career and with all the attention that comes from such a high profile win, the sky is the limit for Benji right now. Wasting no time in figuring out who his next opponent will be, Benji has confirmed with PRO MMA that the next fight on his quest for EliteXC championship gold will most likely be against Scott Smith in February with the winner to face whoever survives the upcoming clash between Robbie Lawler vs. Joey Villasenor.

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Elite XC’s CBS Saturday Night Fights results & play-by-play

by:  Jack Bratcher

The action for Elite XC: Heat – CBS Saturday Night Fights starts the live broadcast at 8pm CST. PRO MMA will be providing round by round results and a summary of tonight’s event.

In a devastating turn of events Ken Shamrock will not be fighting tonight after receiving a cut over his eye this afternoon that needed six stitches.  Although Shamrock definitely wanted to fight and was visibly upset, the doctors would not allow him.

Even though it is a disappointing turn of events, MMA fans can take comfort in the fact that finally Kimbo will get to face a legitimate opponent as Seth Petruzelli steps in the ring to take the place of the injured Shamrock.

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Gina Carano gets naked

It’s what the whole MMA world has waited for and what guys all over the nation have envisioned in their minds ever since the buxom brunette made her first appearance in the ring back in 2006. Yes, Gina Carano got naked. After tipping the scales at 142.75 lbs., Carano disrobed hoping the shorts and miniskirt she was wearing would bring her weight down to the negotiated fighting weight of 140 lbs. On her third attempt at the scales, the lack of clothes brought Carano’s weight down to 141 lbs. which was acceptable and also the same weight her opponent, Kelly Kobold weighed in at. One pound over the weight limit is allowed as long as it is not a title fight.

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Murilo “Ninja” Rua – Ready for Whatever – PRO MMA Exclusive Interview

by: Cory Brady

Murilo “Ninja” Rua is on a quest. He’s on a quest to capture gold in EliteXC’s middleweight division. The same gold that slipped through his fingers not that long ago at the hands of current champion, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. Ninja can move one huge step closer to that gold by getting past an explosive former IFL superstar that goes by the name of Benji Radach. While there is a ton of hype surrounding the Kimbo/Shamrock battle, many mma insiders feel like the Ninja/Radach bout will be the fight of the night. Murilo has been exciting fans all over the world since his early fighting days in his native country of Brazil to his Pride days in Japan and now right here in the United States. October 4th on CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights is sure to be no exception as Ninja will wage war with knockout artist Benji Radach in a bout where the winner will move one step closer to a shot at the title.

PRO MMA recently had the opportunity to speak with Ninja about a variety of subjects including his fight with Benji, his brothers recovery, and whether or not he would ever consider fighting his good friend, Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Check it out:

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