Bibiano Fernandes (Carlson Gracie Canadá) and Rodolfo Marques (Nova União) will spend the New Year`s Eve across the globe, in Japan. At the Pride temple, the Saitama Super Arena, on December 31 during the Dream 18.
The Brazilian face each other in the quad for a spot in the final GP of the skinny guys. In the first phase, Bibiano was fast and only needed 41 seconds to grab the neck of the bantamweight Takafumi Otsuka and perform a rear naked choke. Rodolfo had to fight for three rounds to win against Yusup Saadulaev.
The winner will fight against the best between Antonio Banuelos and Masakazu Imanari.
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japão
December 31, 2011
Rodolfo Marques vs Bibiano Fernandes
Antonio Banuelos vs Masakazu Imanari
Hiroyuki Takaya vs Takeshi “Lion” Inoue
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Kazuyuki Miyata
Ryo Chonan vs Hayato Sakurai