Saturday night at Bitetti Combat 9 was all about Bruno Carioca and Milton Vieira, the two big winners at the event. Bruno Carioca plowed through three opponents in getting his hands on the 30,000-real prize for winning the BC under-84kg belt. Now Milton was the winner of the superfight, coming up with a quick finish. Other noteworthy presences were Big Brother Brazil winner Marcelo Dourado, as referee, actor Bruno Gagliasso and UFC fighter Rousimar Toquinho.
Carioca had his work cut out for him in securing the belt. In his first fight, against Argentina’s Angelo Orellana, it took him two rounds to finish the job. Landing takedowns and working well on the ground, Carioca went through by unanimous decision. In the semifinal Bruno faced Vitor Nóbrega, who came in off a technical knockout win over Patrick Filex. A hard-fought affair, Bruno managed a knockdown in the second round and scored the win via a second unanimous decision.
At the other end of the bracket, Julio Cesar dos Santos first beat André Muniz. Following a violent first round, Muniz was kept from returning to combat by the doctor. The second fight ended in an accident. Julio Cesar was again seeing the better of the action, when he landed outside the cage with opponent Ricardo “Rabugento” Oliveira. A takedown attempt caused the cage door to fling open. Ricardo did not return and Julio Cesar was handed the win.
In the deciding fight Carioca used his takedown and ground and pound skills handily. The better throughout the three rounds, he was handed another unanimous judges’ decision. Now the Zé Mario Team fighter counts 11 wins and another 30,000 reais in his bank account. Julio Cesar received a runner-up check of 10,000.
In the superfight Milton Vieira set about taking Bruno “Cro Cop” to the ground. The BTT black belt quickly went for the choke, his specialty. Milton ended the action with an arm triangle while still in the first round, his third win in the Bitetti Combat promotion.
In the beginners’ bout, the taller Danilo Pelezinho used his reach advantage to good effect. Pablo dos Santos did manage to get the takedown, but Pelezinho attacked well with kicks and punches. The knockout came still in the first round, to the joy of Master Murilo Bustamante.
Check out the results:
Milton Vieira submitted Bruno Cro Cop via arm triangle in R1
Bruno Carioca defeated Ângelo Orellana via unanimous decision
Vitor Nóbrega defeated Patrick Filex via TKO in R2
Julio Cesar dos Santos defeated André Muniz via doctor’s intervention between R1 and R2
Ricardo Oliveira “Rabugento” defeated João Paulo via TKO in R2
Bruno Carioca defeated Vitor Nóbrega via unanimous decision
Julio Cesar dos Santos defeated Ricardo “Rabugento” Oliveira via unanimous decision
Bruno Carioca defeated Julio Cesar dos Santos via unanimous decision
Danilo Pelezinho defeated Pablo dos Santos via TKO in R1