(Collaborator: Rogério Gomes Maciel)
The crowd that packed the venue at Club Flamengo, in Rio de Janeiro, approved of the bouts to make up the card for WOCS this Saturday, in Rio de Janeiro. In the main event, Alexandre Pulga didn’t have it easy in maintaining his undefeated record, overcoming Alexandre Pinheiro by split decision.
The first round started out with straight-up striking, which brought the crowd to its feet, mainly Pulga’s cheering section. The Jiu-Jitsu black belt answered his fans’ call and took his opponent down, passed guard, mounted and nearly finished with an armbar. In the following round, things were on evener terms, with Alexandre Pinheiro landing solid strikes from Pulga’s guard. In the final round both fighters were visibly tired from the intense combat from beginning to end, with Pulga managing to take his adversary down but not stabilize the position, and winning the decision for getting the better of the striking in the third round and his dominance on the ground in the first. This is Pulga’s ninth win in as many fights.
In the other most anticipated fight, Eduardo Pachu swung for the fence at Francinei Farinazzo. After getting the takedown and landing strikes, the Gracie Fusion fighter finished with a rear-naked choke. Another to have a great night was Arthur Gogó. The fighter used his Jiu-Jitsu to overcome Silvio Vieira in the first round. After getting the takedown and mounting, Gogó ended the dispute with an americana lock. In another even dispute, Alexandre Pantoja beat Ralph Lauren via split decision. Making his professional debut, Rodrigo Ratinho did well to beat Leandro Feijão with and armbar.
Euphoric after the event, organizer Otávio “Tatá” Duarte could only say one thing: “We stopped the zona sul (Rio de Janeiro’s southern region)!”
Check out the complete results:
Alexandre Pulga (NG Combate) defeated Alexandre Pinheiro (JT Caverna) via split decision
Eduardo “Pachu” (Victor gym/ Gracie Fusion) submitted Francinei Farinazzo (Nova União Campos) with a rear-naked choke in R1
Arthur Gogó (Gracie Fusion/Viktor Gym) submitted Silvio Vieira (Chute Boxe/ Clã da Luta via americana lock in R1
Fabiano “Bob Esponja” (TFT) defeated Leonardo “Tangerina” (Vkctor gym/ Gracie Fusion) via unanimous decision
Pedro Silveira (Pejor) defeated Hudson Rocha (BTT) via TKO in R2
Alexandre Pantoja (TFT/ Muay Thai Arraial) defeated Ralph Lauen (Ari Team) via split decision Bruno Machado (Viktor gym/ Gracie Fusion) submitted Bruno Peçanha (TFT/ Muay Thai Arraial) with a kimura in R3
Rodrigo Ratinho (TFT) submitted Leandro Feijão (Relma) via armbar in R1
Diogo Cruz (Relma) defeated Bruno Rodrigues (TFT) via split decision
Welington “Café” (TFT) defeated Jonathan Corrêa (Honório Jiu Jitsu) via split decision
Jamilson da Silva (Infight) defeated Alexandro “Nanico” (TFT) via guillotine choke in the extra round
Antonio Roberto (NG Combat) submitted Magno Alves (Brigadeiro) via guillotine choke in R1