Without Paulo Filho, the whereabouts of whom the organizers didn’t know until not long ago, Bitetti Combat went ahead as planned in the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium, in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia.
In the presence of masters from various tribes, like Euclides Pereira, Ricardo Libório, Arthur Virgílio, Gesias Cavalcante, Marcos Parrumpinha, Paulo Nikolai and so many others, the fighters put on a show in the cage.
CM System’s Cristiano Marcello left nothing to chance in sinking the quickest submission of the night, slapping an armbar on his Argentine opponent Cobra, who tried to strike him through the guard.
Soon thereafter, local boy Danillo Indio Villefort was not to be left. Against Cassiano Tytschyo, the fighter from the ATT landed a powerful punch that dropped his opponent to the canvas. His finish came even quicker – just 57 seconds into the bout.
But Yuri Villefort (ATT), 19, also brought joy to his father, old master Francisco Indio, a former security officer for the Senate and former president Jose Sarney. With strong striking and a solid chin, Yuri sunk a triangle, foot locks and mounted while a valiant Julio Cesar Merenda (Tata) responded with counterstrikes standing and by resisting on the ground.
Earlier, the surprise was Francisco Massaranduba’s win over Junior “Buscape” Firmino in the first round. Massaranduba landed on bottom, but quickly spun for a kneebar. From there, he landed a foot lock and twisted out the former Pride fighter’s knee, causing him to leave the ring limping.
In the final fight of the night, after Glover Teixeira put away a valient Joaquim “Mamute” Ferreira in the second round, it was Thales Leites’s turn to get a first-round finish on American rasta Rico Washington.
After finishing with his trademark arm-and-neck choke, Thales ran to celebrate in the arms of his Nova União teammates, Rizzo, André Pederneiras and João Roque, and also was presented a trophy by Senator Virgilio.
If the unpredictable Paulao was a no show, another blow the event suffered was losing Fabio Maldonado, who was injured and unable to face Guto Inocente.
Check out the results:
Amanda Nunes defeated Ediene Índia via TKO at 3min of R2
Cesar Mutante choked unconscious Felipe Mongo via arm triangle at 0.55 min of R2
Francisco Drinaldo Massaranduba submitted Junior Firmino Buscapé via footlock at 2:10min of R1
Leandro Batata defeated Gustavo Labareda via unanimous decision
Yuri Villefort defeated Julio Cesar Merenda via unanimous decision
Cristiano Marcello submitted Emiliano Cobra Vatt via armbar at 1:05min of R1
Danillo Índio Villefort knocked out Cassiano Tytschyo at 0.57 of R1
Glover Teixeira vs Joaquim Mamute
Thales Leites submitted Rico Washington via arm-and-neck choke in R1
Paulo Filho vs Yuki Sasaki: WO