On a cold and rainy Rio de Janeiro evening, only action-packed MMA bouts could heat things up. And that’s just what Shooto Brazil 17 provided this Friday. Two world title belts and a South American one jst added importance to the occasion, bringing promoter André Pederneiras to move the event to the traditional Hebraica club in the Laranjeiras neighborhood of the city. The action kicked off at nine and was broadcast live on Brazil’s fights-only Combat channel.
In the main event, Afghani fighter living in Holland Siyar Bahadurzada paid the partisan crowd no heed, knocking out Carlos Índio, who carried an eight-fight win streak into the bout, in just 38 seconds, thus keeping his Shooto World middleweight title.
The other world title fight, this one in the lightweight division, saw two Brazilians facing off. For the third time, Luiz Beição beat Igor Chatubinha to take the belt. It wasn’t easy, though, with Beição avoiding his opponent’s attacks and getting the better of the standup action to tilt the unanimous decision in his favor.
For the Shooto South America featherweight title, Johnny Eduardo extended his win streak to ten and snatched the strap. But his task wasn’t easy either, as Paulo Guerreiro lived up to his name (“Guerreiro” means warrior in Portuguese), hanging on the three rounds but losing the unanimous decision.
Another highly-anticipated fight saw two kickboxing beasts lock horns, with Guto Inocente against Vitor Miranda. The two had already faced off under muay thai rules at Shooto at the same Hebraica club. This time, though, it was Guto who triumphed, but under MMA rules. The win came by way of technical knockout after the younger fighter mounted Miranda and rained down blows.
In other bouts, Giovanni Diniz defeated Cristian Nogueira by technical knockout; Hacran Dias knocked out Holland’s Cesário Di Domenico; and Rodolfo Marques beat Walter Junior by decision. There was some controversy surrounding Junior Killer’s submission win over Hernani Perpetuo. Hernani didn’t tap to the fight-ending straight armbar, but referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight, alleging Hernani let out a scream, which, after seeing the replay on TV, seemed to be the right decision.
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Shooto Brazil 17
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 6, 2010
Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Carlos Índio via KO in R1
Luiz Beição defeated Igor Chatubinha via unanimous decision
Johnny Eduardo defeated Paulo Guerreiro via unanimous decision
Guto Inocente defeated Vitor Miranda via TKO in R2
Hacran Dias defeated Cesário Di Dominico via TKO in R2
Junior Killer defeated Hernani Perpetuo via armbar in R1
Giovanni Diniz defeated Cristian Nogueira via TKO in R3
Rodolfo Marques defeated Walter Junior via unanimous decision
(Collaborator: Rogério Gomes)