A veteran of Pride and the UFC and a native of the Brazilian state of Ceará, Marcus Aurélio captured his 21st career win yesterday at MMA Live 1, and event held at the Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada, where he stopped Matt MacGrath with a first-round armbar, as Junior Samurai reports.
The black belt coming off a loss to Shinya Aoki left nothing to chance and set out on the attack, bringing on the pressure from the get-go. He quickly took the fight to just where he wanted it, catching his opponent in an armbar at 3:38 minutes of the opening round. It marked the thirtieth fight on the lightweight’s ledger, which includes nine losses.
In the main event of the evening, former UFC fighter Karo Parisyan was giving as good as he got up until a knee from Ryan Ford in the third round prompted the doctors to keep him from continuing.
MMA Live 1
Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
May 19, 2011
Ryan Ford defeated Karo Parisyan via doctor’s intervention in R3
Marcus Aurélio submitted Matt MacGrath via armbar in R1
Lyndon Whitlock submitted Daniel Longbeen via triangle in R1
Bo Harris defeated Brent Franczuz via unanimous decision
Allan Wilson submitted Theo Toney via rear-naked choke in R2
Chuck Mady submitted James Haourt via armbar in R1
Jason Saggo submitted Derek Boyle via rear-naked choke in R3