This Wednesday morning in Manaus, Brazil, weigh-ins for MMA event Mr. Cage was held and the event’s promoter Samir Nadaf oriented everyone as to the rules at a technical meeting. With backing from Lutas do Norte website and Brazilian cable television channel Combate, the main event features two ultra-heavy heavyweights: former Pancrase, Pride and UFC fighter Assuério Silva and former Pride fighter Wagner Zuluzinho.
With the better career record, however irregular in recent years, Assuério is coming off a loss to Gerônimo dos Santos at Jungle Fight 15 in October of last year. The black belt has 15 wins and 8 losses on his record, and has faced such stalwart opposition as Alexander Emelianenko, Cheick Kongo, Brandon Vera and Tim Sylvia.
Now Zuluzinho, the son of mythological fighter Casimiro “King Zulu” Martins, once faced Fedor Emelianenko, but didn’t get anywhere in the fight. “Prince Zuluzinho” now has over 50 MMA fights under his belt, with a win over Ikuhisa Minowa and losses to Eric “Butterbean” Esch and Rodrigo Minotauro.
The event will be held at the Diamond Convention Center in the capital of Amazonas state. According to the promoters, tickets, costing 100 reais, are already sold out. And for GRACIEMAG.com readers, who wins it?