This Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo Club, the ninth installment of the WOCS event took place, and there was no lack of excitement in the cage. The gymnasium was packed, both in the main stands and VIP sections. Guests of honor like Master Osvaldo Paquetá, Pedro Rizzo and Amaury Bitetti among others attended the event promoted by Tatá Duarte and Phillip Lima. But the most important part was what went on in the cage.
In the main event, Alexandre Baixinho mixed his specialty of muay thai will the Jiu-Jitsu he practices at Carlson Gracie academy well. Following some solid kicks to Alexander Andreotti, Baixinho shot for the takedown, reached the mount and rained down strikes until referee Muzio De Angelis intervened.
In the co-main event, the evening’s international matchup, Rogério Paraíba showed he is in fine form once again. The USA’s Steven Muldrow used his wrestling to good effect landing solid takedowns on the Brazilian. Rogério went to his Jiu-Jitsu and, in the second round, sunk a snug triangle that brought the fight to a close with a tapout.
Another heavily-anticipated fight was the Jiu-Jitsu vs. luta livre encounter between Fernando Paulon and Alan Chatuba, which ended in a no contest. Chatuba was having a good run in the striking, avoiding Paulon’s takedown attempts. In the third, Paulon went all out in trying to get his opponent to the ground. On the ground, Paulon landed a knee deemed to have been illegal by the referee. Chatuba looked to be in pain and alleged that he was unable to continue. The bout ended without a winner and should be rescheduled in the future.
In Fight representative Atila suffered, but he did get the win over Bob Sponja. Despite getting the worst of the action for most of the fight, the fighter kept his faith till the very end, managing the victory with a reverse triangle in the third round. D’Angelo had a good showing at WOCS yet again. Landing solid takedowns in all three rounds, he took the unanimous decision. In an impressive rally from behind, Gabriel Monkey overcame Edvan Madureira. Monkey got the worst of the first, but went all out with his strikes in the second and got the knockout.
Check out the complete results:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
September 25, 2010
Alexandre Baixinho (Carlson Gracie) defeated Alexander Andreotti (Andreotti Team) via TKO in R1
Rogério Paraíba (TFT, Brasil) submitted Steven Muldrow (EUA) via triangle in R2
Fernando Paulon (BTT) and Alan Chatuba (Relma/Minotauro Team) ended in a no contest
Atila (Infight) submitted Lucas Bob Sponja via reverse triangle in R3
Willian Viana (TFT) submitted Gleisson Sousa (Beto Padilha) via rear-naked choke in R1
Felipe Boanada (Honorio JJ) defeated Diego Costa (Instigação/ TFT) via unanimous decision
D’angelo (NG Combate) defeated Janilson Silva (Infight) via unanimous decision
Gabriel Monkey (BTT) defeated Edvan Madureira (NU) via TKO in R2