Shooto Brazil again served up an evening of exciting bouts, This Sunday at Rio de Janeiro’s Bennett College, much was at stake. Besides defining the two flyweight GP finalists, the event crowned Hernani Perpétuo as the new South American welterweight Shooto champion and Betão as the next challenger to the bantamweight title now held by Eduardo Dantas. Local fans having left the beach a little earlier than they otherwise would proved to be worthwhile.
There was no lack of action in the evening’s main event. Hernani dominated the standup exchanges in his rematch with Junior Killer. With potent kicks to the legs, solid punches and knees, Hernani was at a clear advantage throughout the three-round affair. Killer responded with takedowns and groun-and-pound, but it wasn’t enough. The win went to Hernani via unanimous decision and there was no lack of applause for the fight of the night.
The second-to-last fight featured Carlos Alberto Betão against Átila Lourenço. Átila started out well, but Betão quickly responded landing solid strikes standing. In the second round, the Marcio Cromado student took the fight to the ground and finished with an arm-triangle. Now Betão has Dudu Dantas ahead of him in December, for a bantamweight title fight.
Now, the fighters who made it through to the flyweight GP final were Maicon Willian and Lincoln Sá. First, Maicon beat Pedro Mascote by unanimous decision in a standup-filled affair. In his second of the night, the fighter used his Jiu-Jitsu to good effect in beating Evandro Brilhante. After trying for a choke, he finished with an armbar while still in the first round.
Lincoln Sá used his ground game well, too. First he tapped out Buiú with a kneebar. In his second he submitted André Galo with a rear-naked choke, while stuck to his standing opponent’s back.
Now Maicon and Lincoln will decide who takes the flyweight belt in december, when promoter André Pederneiras will hold a major Shooto event.
Check out the complete results:
Shooto Brazil 19
Bennett College, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 17, 2010
Hernani Perpétuo (Nova União) venceu Junior Killer (Evilázio Feitosa) na decisão unânime
Carlos Alberto Betão (RFT) finalizou Átila Lourenço com um katagatame aos 50s do R2
Evandro Brilhante (Nova União) submitted Alex Pardal (Beto Padilha) via rear-naked choke at 0.43 min of R1
Maicon Willian (Nocaute) defeated Pedro Mascote (TFT) via unanimous decision
André Galo (Completa – Ceará) defeated Paulo Peti (São Paulo) via TKO at 1:43 min of R1
Lincoln de Sá (Art Combat) submitted Buiú (Gracie Barra) via kneebar at 2 min of R2
Maicon Willian submitted Evandro Brilhante via armbar at 0.45 min of R1
Lincon Sá submitted André Galo via rear-naked choke at 2:43 min of R1