Outside the arena, UFC warriors like Rogério Minotouro and Fabio Maldonado. In it, gladiators still looking to carve out a place for themselves in Brazil and abroad. From the looks of what went down last Friday night at Coliseu Extreme Fight, some of them are on the cusp of doing so.
That’s the case of hometown boy Thiago Jambo, who won an evenly-matched affair with Daniel “Hiena”, and Cassiano Tytschyo, 22, who managed to outdo the seasoned Delson Pé de Chumbo in their welterweight bout.
Tytschyo landed a hook that dropped Pé groggy on the ground. He then pulled one from Rousimar Palhares’s book and started celebrating before an end had been called to the fight. Back at it, Pé lunged for a double-leg takedown that left his neck prime pickings for the snug guillotine that ended the fight.
In the under-84kg GP semifinals, Rodrigão caught André Lobato with an arm-and-neck choke. Then, Xande Macaco overcame Jonas Bueno by technical knockout, earning him the promotional belt, as Rodrigão had to pull out of the GP final due to an injured rib.
In the lightweight title fight, Paulo Bananada defeated João Prudêncio for the title and win bonus. The information was provided by Breno Airan, from the website of local newspaper “Tribuna Independente.”