Bitetti Combat organizer Amaury Bitetti announced this Saturday, in his column for the sports journal “Campeao!”, the card for the upcoming Dec-12 event, to take place in Barueri, Sao Paulo.
Besides the return of some of last events stars, like Pedro Rizzo and Murilo Ninja, the event also brings in some international fighters. Besides Jeff Monson’s return to Bitetti Combat, Holland’s Valentijn Overeem, brother of Alistair, is confirmed. The experienced Dutchman, who even faced Minotauro in the days of old, has wins over Randy Couture and Renato Babalu.
Other international beasts to do battle in Bitetti’s cage are Travis Wiuff, who has 57 wins on his record; Tommy Speer, who gained notoriety on the The Ultimate Fighter reality show; and Golden Glory’s Jason Jones.
“We have yet to confirm a female fight, which would be a first. Another matchup may also appear,” comments Amaury.
“We would like to once again thank Roberto Dinamite and Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral for their help. Nor can we forget Barueri mayor Rubens Furlan and secretary of sports Jose Calili,” says promoter Fernando Miranda.
Check out the card as it stands:
Barueri, São Paulo
December 12th, 2009
Pedro Rizzo vs Valentijn Overeem (Holland)
Murilo “Ninja” vs Jason Jones (Holland)
Fabio Maldonado vs Travis Wiuff (USA)
Gustavo Ximu vs Ricco Washington (USA)
Glover Teixeira vs Jeff Monson (USA)
Eduardo Pamplona vs Tommy Speer (USA)
Alessandro “Alemao” Steffen vs Francimar “Bodao”