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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M-1 Global to offer Saturday and Sunday’s M-1 Challenge events via Internet PPV

Amsterdam, Holland – With one of the largest weekends of fighting in the history of MMA on tap, announced Thursday that it will be making all 31 fights in this weekend’s two-day M- 1 Challenge event at Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland available on Internet PPV.

Orders for the event are now being accepted via (use the SMS payment widget on the right side of the page) with pricing packages for one or two days (price varies upon region; broadcast not available in the U.S. or South Korea).

With a total of 10 teams currently in Holland awaiting to do battle, a total of 30 fights featuring teams from Holland/Benelux, the United States, France, Russia, Japan, Germany, England, Spain, and others are on hand to compete in challenge events that will start 7 p.m. local time on Saturday and 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.

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