Connection Rio: Bitetti Combat 10 and Jungle Fight 33 both take place in Rio this month

BJJ black belt Dennis Asche is on location in Brazil and fills us in on two upcoming MMA events, Bitetti Combat 10, which takes place Saturday, and Jungle Fight 33, which takes place next weekend.

Bitetti Combat 6 live results and play-by-play

“Bitetti Combat 6” is going down this evening in Brasilia, Brazil, and although the original fairly stacked fight card has taken a beating, hopefully enough fighters will show up to put on a good event. The current fight card looks something like this: Thales Leites vs. Rico Washington Glover Teixeira vs. Joaquim “Mamute” Ferreira Cristiano … Read more

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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Mann Talk – Pudzian and the rest of the weekend

Pudzian mania hits MMA this weekend
Pudzian mania hits MMA this weekend

The weekend picks are back. I thought about letting this feature die, but after my horrible performance on the TUF 10 Finale (4-5 record, the only sub .500 of my career) I had to save face. This week we take a look at KSW 12, Jeff Monson‘s ability to fight in two places at once, Bitetti Combat and more. As always for UFC 107 picks check out the PROMMA.info staff picks coming out later this week.

KSW 12
Marcin Najman vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski
The five-time World’s Strongest Man champion will make his MMA debut this weekend. Standing in the way of a glorious debut is Marcin Najman, a boxer who once fought for the Polish Heavyweight boxing title. When the bout was first announced I had visions of Ray Mercer standing over Tim Sylvia’s limp body. However, I decided to check out Najman’s record. At the time he fought them, his opponents have a combined record of 53-218-7. Only two of his opponents had winning records, and he is 13-4. Pudzianowski should be able to push for a clinch and win by grinding out his opponent.
Pick = Mariusz Pudzianowski
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Pudzian training MMA (link)

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Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Alex Stiebling – Bitetti Combat 4 fight video

Alex “The Brazilian Killa” Stiebling failed to live up to his nickname Saturday night as he took on Murilo “Ninja” Rua, the brother of UFC fighter “Shogun” Rua. The fight starts at about the 2:20 mark and the beginning of the end starts at 2:54 with Ninja’s head kick. Here are the full fight results … Read more

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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Pedro Rizzo to take on Jeff Monson in Brazil

According to Brazilian MMA news site Tatame, Pedro Rizzo will face Jeff Monson at “Bitetti Combat 4” on Sat., Sept. 12, 2009. The event will take place at Maracanãzinho, in Rio de Janeiro, and will air live at Rede TV.

Monson lost to Rizzo via third round TKO at their first match up back in Sept. 2007 at “Art of War 3” in Texas. It will be almost two years to the day when the two heavyweights go at it again.

Monson is on a six fight win streak. His last bout was a submission win over Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM 8 back in April. Rizzo has lost his last two fights; the most recent being a brutal knockout from the hands of Gilbert Yvel at “Ultimate Chaos” in June.

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