BC “Corinthians”: Sasaki promises rain on Paulão’s parade

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The weight-in for Bitetti Combat 8 “100 years of the Corinthians” gathered fighters, press, and curious onlookers at São Paulo’s Hotel Tryp. With all the fighters on the card in attendance, there was no lack of provocations. The event will take place this Saturday starting at 7 pm, in the São Jorge Park gymnasium.

Paul Filho’s opponent, Yuki Sasaki, isn’t afraid of the Brazilian. The seasoned fighter expects to rain on local fans’ parade.

It’s an honor to fight in Brazil, where it all started. Paulão is a great fighter, a strong opponent, bu of course, I’m here to win. I know he has good Jiu-Jitsu, but I train grappling too and it’s nothing new to me, it’s quite normal,” warns the fighter accompanied by ADCC champion Kikuta Sanae and Thiago Jambo’s opponent, Eiji Ishikaua.

Cristiano Marcello showed up lean and made weight, Glover Teixeira had a staredown with Daniel Tabera, one of Europe’s highest ranking fighters, and the U.S.A.’s Jordan Smith showed he’s in great shape to face Mario Soldado. But things became tense between Jorge Macaco student Flavio Álvaro and Viscardi Andrade, a Ryan Gracie student.

“I’ll give my life in this fight,” said Flavio Álvaro afterwards.

Check out how it went in the photos below:

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Furthermore, Bitetti Combat is a tribute the hundred-year anniversary of Corinthians soccer club. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch it for the friendly price of R$ 20 or R$ 60 for VIP seating.

Here are the ticket retail locations in São Paulo:

Parque São Jorge

R. São Jorge, 777 – Pq. São Jorge – Fone (11) 2095-3000

Shopping Morumbi

Piso Térreo – Fone: (11) 5181-5194

Shopping Vila Olímpia

1º Piso – Lj. 206 – Fone: (11) 3045-2937


Rua João Cachoeira, 549 – Itaim – Fone: (11) 5181-4373

Galeria Ouro Fino

1º Piso – Lj. 11 – Rua Augusta, 2690 – Jd. America – Fone: (11) 3062-3266


Rua Marconi, 58 – Centro – (11) 3257-0694

Check out the card:

Bitetti combat 8 “100 anos do Corinthians”
December 4, 2010
São Paulo, Brazil

93 Kg – Glover Teixeira vs. Daniel Tabera (Spain)

90 kg – Paulo Filho vs. Yuki Sassaki (Japan)

80 kg – Thiago Gonçalves “Jambo” vs. Eiji Ishikaua (Japan)

70 k – Cristiano Marcello vs. Guido Caneti (Argentina)

77 kg – Eduardo Santos vs. Toninho Fúria

77 Kg – Viscardi Andrade vs. Flávio Alvaro

84 Kg – Mario Soldado vs. Jordan Smith (USA)

84 kg – Mateus Serafian vs. Thomas Saldiva

73 Kg – Marcelo Nigue vs. Luciano Izzy (Argentina)

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