We are Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida fans because both athletes are warriors in the cage. At Fight Night: Sao Paulo we find out who is the man between the two. The event takes place this Saturday, October 28th and you can watch the preview video below. Check it out!
Brazilian knockout artist Thomas Almeida (21-1) returns to the Octagon on Saturday, Nov. 19, when he faces unbeaten bantamweight Albert Morales (6-0-1) in the UFC Fight Night 100 co-main event in Sao Paulo. We checked in with Thomas before the fight thanks to Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management. Could you tell us how it … Read more
Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 77 took place today from Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the same location hosting Saturday’s fight card headlined with a trilogy match between middleweight legends Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson . Glover Teixeira faces fellow top ranked light heavyweight Patrick Cummins in the co-headliner. All fighters made weight without … Read more
Thirteen years following “UFC: Ultimate Brazil” the Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to return to the country of Brazil. A Brazilan version of “The Ultimate Fighter” is also planned.
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…