The Bitetti Combat Rocinha has a new champion. This Friday, April 4, the Jiu-Jitsu black belt Andre Nogueira ran rampant in the cage set up at the Rocinha sports complex, capturing the under-70 kg GP tournament title.
The native of Ceará State, like the early days of the UFC, had to make it through three fights on the same night to get his hands on the 30,000 real check for winning the Grand Prix. First he used crisp boxing to knock out the veteran Claudionor Fontenele, then sunk a guillotine on Argentina’s Luciano Izzy in the semifinal. In the decisive third fight, André imposed his will on the game Julio César Field, who escaped three guillotines and a barrage of blows but did not return for the second round. After celebrating, the student of Master Evilázio Feitoza and André Gigueto shared pointers on his favorite move—the guillotine.
Look to the elbow and increase the pressure
“The first thing to do is to, even when standing, notice whether his torso is leaning forward. If he commits that mistake, just push his head with one hand, wrap up his neck and lie back, closing your guard. On the ground, extend your legs and raise your hips to increase the pressure, but I like squeezing while looking at my elbow—there’s no escape,” taught the champion.
Check out the full results:
Bitetti Combat Rocinha
Rocinha sports complex, Rio de Janeiro
May 4, 2012
Lightweight GP reserve bout
Eduardo Herdy (Brazilian Fight) defeated Ronaldo Arada Milan (Paraná Fight Team) via TKO in R1
Lightweight GP quarterfinals
Mauricio Reis (BTT) defeated Andrew Tigrão (Nova União) via unanimous decision
Julio César Field (RFT) subbed Aldeclei Sapão (Paraná Fight) via Kimura in R1
Luciano Izzy (Brazilian Fight) defeated Sergio Soares (Ryan Gracie) via TKO in R1
Andrezinho Nogueira (Fighter Sport) defeated Claudionor Fontinelle (X-Gym) via TKO in R1
Lelê (TFT-Rocinha) defeated Diego de Souza (Parque Esportivo) via TKO in R1
Sandro China (Careca MMA) defeated Lucas Vidal (Paraná Fight Team) via TKO in R1
Lightweight GP semifinals
Julio Cesar Field (RFT) defeated Mauricio Reis (BTT) via desistance in extra round
Andrezinho Nogueira (Fighter Sport) submitted Luciano Izzy (Brazilian Fight) via guillotine in R1
Lightweight GP final
Andrezinho Nogueira (Fighter Sport) defeated Julio Cesar Field (RFT) via desistance in R1