The fledgling Fort MMA promotion kicks off activities this Thursday in the Brazilian city of Natal. The main event on the inaugural, nine-fight card has Shooto champion Jussier Formiga facing off with Rodrigo Índio dos Santos. Formiga holds a record of ten wins in 11 fights, while Rodrigo Índio is undefeated in his nine-fight career. With the UFC flyweight division set to premier this March, the outcome of the fight will certainly draw attention from scouts outside Brazil.
UFC fighter Ronny Markes and Bellator star Patricio Pitbull will be the presenters for the event. The fights are set to begin at 7 pm.
Check out the card for the event:
Fort MMA Championship
Ginásio do Sesi, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
December 15, 2011
Jussier “Formiga” da Silva vs Rodrigo “Índio” Santos
Guilherme Kioto vs Anderson “Leão” Salustino
Valdines Silva vs Joao Paulo de Souza
Ciro “Bad Boy” Rodrigues vs Anderson “Fala Mansa” Diniz
Wendres “Godzilla” Silva vs Renan “Vírgula” Santos
Ednaldo Mendes de Souza vs Marcio “Velaminho” Andrade
Juliano Silva vs Aloisio Paixão
Arivaldo Batista vs Yccaro “Major” Marques
Gleyson da Silva vs Tarcisio Figueiredo