Last Friday was a special day for MMA in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, with the latest installment of Mr. Cage, the promotion's sixth show, featuring 12 action-packed bouts in an oversized hexagon.
In the evening’s main event, Gêronimo Mondragon served former UFC fighter Antonio Samuray a brutal beating. It was such a bloody battle that Samuray’s corner was forced to throw in the towel in the first round. Mondragon thus hung on to the promotional heavyweight belt and now heads into the next installment of the event to face Nonatão, an Amazonas-state native living in France.
WFE champion and local black belt Adriano Martins remains rampant in MMA, settling his encounter with Márcio Jacarezinho while still in the first round. Adriano showed his Jiu-Jitsu is up to snuff by taking his opponent down and following up with a guillotine from top position. Fight Agency, the company promoting the event, announced Martins should be given a shot at the lightweight title soon.
Natal native Gasparzinho redeemed himself in Manaus following his loss in Salvador to Orleans Smith on the 17th of last month. He ended the bout with a kneebar in the first round.
In the other title fights, Robert Pato won his rematch with Paulo Victor by split decision, thus recovering the middleweight belt, and Dileno Lopes usurped Wellington Santos’s bantamweight throne by split decision.
Now Michel Sassarito is still going strong in the 70kg division, having fended off Allan Ferreira’s takedown attempts, using his greater reach to win the standing fight and force Ferreira to give up in the third round.
Check out the complete results:
Mr. Cage 6
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
September 30, 2011
Gêronimo Mondragon defeated Antônio Samurai via TKO in R1;
Adriano Martins defeated Márcio Jacarezinho via guilltine choke in R1;
Anistávio Gasparzinho defeated Orleans Smith via kneebar in R1;
Dileno Lopes defeated Welligton Santos via split judges’ decision;