Ronys wins in Amazonas and ends poor run

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Ronys Torres got the monkey off his back and broke him the string of poor results that pulled him from the UFC. And the fighter had special reason to win: the purse from his triumph will help pay the cost of treating his mother, who runs the risk of losing her eyesight.

The fight took place at Amazon Show Combat this Saturday in the fighter’s birthplace of Manacapuru, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. The black belt overcame Anderson Smith via submission.

“Ronys traded strikes some on the feet and then took it to the ground. He passed guard, mounted, threw punches and ended it with an armbar, finishing it in the first round,” reported the fighters trainer to collaborator Arthur Castro.

And an act of goodwill on the part of Ronys’s opponent added further sheen to the night. Anderson Smith donated part of his purse to help in his opponent’s mother’s treatment.

Also from team Nova União, Dileno Lopes won his bout with Samuel Xavier via guillotine choke in the first round.

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