Assuério refuses to face Zuluzinho to Manaus crowd’s dismay

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Zuluzinho explains injury to crowd. Photo: Publicity.

Mr. Cage 4 had a solid card, with Manaus’s big stars in a title bout and superfights, headlined by two fighters with experience in major international events, but the night was less than perfect.

Assuério Silva and Wagner Zuluzinho, two super heavyweights scheduled to face off in the evening’s main event, ended up not locking horns. The reason? A simple shin guard worn by the son of King Zulu.

To the frustration of all in the Diamond Convention Center, Assuério Silva pulled out of the bout while already in the Mr. Cage hexagon. The former Chute Boxe fighter alleged that Zuluzinho was using a shin guard, and that that would favor his opponent.

Zuluzinho rebutted showing that he was only using an ankle brace, to protect the thrombosis on his legs, which was confirmed by the promoters. Zuluzinho also vowed not to kick Assuério at any moment, but it did no good.

Check out the official results provided by the event’s promoters below.

Assuério tries to explain.

75KG SUPER FIGHT
Augusto Pedra submitted Sidney Lima via guillotine in R2

85KG TITLE FIGHT
Adriano Lima submitted Fábio Trindade via guillotine in R2

80KG GP FINAL
Sergio Sousa knocked out Paulo Vitor in R1

60KG TITLE FIGHT
Diego D’Avila submitted Léo Jacaré via rear-naked choke

75KG GP FINAL
Helderson Leal defeated Mamed Jezini via technical knockout

70KG SUPER FIGHT
Alan Ferreira defeated Wiliam Couto via unanimous decision

65KG TITLE FIGHT
Naldo Faveloso defeated Welinton Santos via split decision

HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Assuério Silva vs. Wagner Zuluzinho (no fight)

The shin guard of discord: protection for thrombos, according to giant Zuluzinho.

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