The Bitetti Combat promotion will be returning to the Rocinha Sports Complex this coming September 8 to showcase some up-and-coming Brazilian domestic talent.
For the 12th installment of the event, Amaury Bitetti has drummed up two GPs—one under-61 k and the other under-66 kg—, as well as a number of superfights and a title fight, for a total ten fights on the card.
In the GPs: Rodolfo Marques of Nova União, Pedro Nobre of BTT, William Viana of TFT and Sheymon Moraes of Team Nogueira will be doing battle for the under-61 kg GP title.
At featherweight, under-66 kg, Marcos Vinicius of NineNine-PE will take on Toninho Furia of BTT, while at the other end of the bracket, Bruno Caveira of Team Nogueira will square off with Cylderlan Louco of PRVT.
“I trained a lot. I’ll be going in there to strike, but if it goes to the ground, I’m a black belt Jiu-Jitsu and will put my skills to practice,” said Marcos.
In the following video, Marcos Vinicius teaches a sweep exclusively for GRACIEMAG.com readers. In it, he warns of the importance of breaking the opponent’s posture and keeping him from forcing his way past guard.
In the evening’s main event, welterweight GP champion André Chatuba will defend his belt against Cassiano Tytshyo, and the winner will likely appear on the next season of TUF Brazil or the October UFC Rio 3.
“Those are rumors that surfaced on Sherdog.com. I can’t confirm anything yet, but where there’s smoke there’s fire,” said Osiris Maia, one of the organizers of the event.
Now Luis Carlos Niquimba of Jacaré team and Fabio Campos of Xgym, two fighters from needy communities, will face off in the beginners bout.
Another attraction is the all female fight between boxer and MMA newcomer Duda Yancovich and Luana Teixeira.
Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for more breaking news regarding Bitetti Combat 12.
Bitetti Combat 12
Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
September 8, 2012
André Santos “Chatuba” (Relma Combat/Team Nogueira) vs Cassiano Tytschyo (Chute Boxe)
Duda Yancovich (Team Nogueira ) vs Luana Teixeira (Paraná)
Luis Carlos “Niquimba”(Jacaré) vs Fabio Campos (XGYM)
Marcos Vinicius (NineNine) vs Gleristone Santos “Toninho Fúria“(BTT)
Bruno Machado “Caveira” (Team Nogueira) vs Cylderlan Silva” Porco Louco” (PRVT)
Guido Cannetti (GOA Argentina) vs Rafael Dias (BTT)
Willian Viana (Tatá) vs Pedro Nobre (BTT)
Rodolfo Marques (NU) vs Sheymon Moraes (Team Nogueira)
Sandro China (Careca) vs Pedro Henrique “Kezem” (GFT)