Clube da Luta with celebrity audience; awards best submission bonus

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Glover in staredown with Pé de Pano in Barra da Tijuca / Publicity photo

Weigh-ins for Clube da Luta, a star-studded MMA spectacle to go down this evening in Rio de Janeiro, were held yesterday at Bar do Oswaldo bar without a hitch. The watering hole, which these days deals in whole foods as well, did a fine job of hosting the stars of the show and the more than special guests, like Senator Acelino Popó and international model and Jiu-Jitsu black belt Paulo Zulu.

Overseeing the weigh-ins was another black belt, Olivar Leite, an ever present figure at MMA events throughout Brazil.

“Everyone made weight, and the show’s promoter, Alexandre Salim, announced there will be bonuses for the night’s standouts,” said Olivar. “Fight of the night will pay out 5,000 reais (2,500 each), best submission gets 2,500, and best knockout will pay 2,500,” he elaborated.

Clube da Luta will be held at the Via Show concert hall starting at 9pm Brazil time. The star-filled card will be broadcast domestically on TV, as well as internationally via internet, at a cost of US$ 9.99. Besides getting to watch live, the fights will be available for viewing for a few days following event.

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Clube da Luta
Via Show, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GP reserve bout
Claudionor Fontinele vs. Keu Santos

Under 77kg GP
Edilberto Crocotá vs. Viscardi Andrade
Hernani Perpetuo vs. Daniel Acácio

Eduardo Kiko vs. Junior de Oliveira
Alexandre Chambinho vs. Toninho Fúria
Ronys Torres vs. Eduardo Pachu

Under 77kg GP final

Glover Teixeira vs. Marcio Pé de Pano
Delson Pé de Chumbo vs Yuya Shirai (Deep champion)

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