Policeman debuts with knockout; Chatuba wins thrice at Bitetti Combat

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Eduardo Herdy lands a fight-winning left cross. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

Bitetti Combat 10 treated a packed house to some excellent fights this Saturday at Bogafogo club in Rio de Janeiro. One of the biggest standouts of the night, André Chatuba won the under-77kg (welterweight) GP by beating three opponents, while police officer Eduardo Herdy kicked off his MMA career on the right foot, with a knockout on his maiden outing. With a splendid knockout of his own, Ismael Marmota won the evening’s superfight.

Policeman Eduardo Herdy faced Fabio Native in a heavily-anticipated matchup. The fight started out with fast-paced standup. Herdy landed solid shots and dropped his opponent groggy to the canvas with a cross right on the button. Nativo did manage to get to his feet but was too dizzy to continue.

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Next up was the opening round of the welterweight GP. In making it to the grand finale, André Chatuba first had to overcome a game Ivan Batman. The two-round fight had to go to a third round to determine the winner. Pushing the pace in the decisive round, Chatuba went through via unanimous decision. In his second of the night, the Team Nogueira representative came up against the seasoned Edilberto Crocotá, who went into the bout following an arm-triangle finish. André landed takedown after takedown, dominated the action on the ground, and again went through via unanimous decision – this time only needing the regulation two rounds.

Chatuba submits Jabá in GP final. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

At the other end of the bracket an undersized Julian Jabá took a split decision over Gerson Conceição and then a unanimous decision over Cesar Merenda. In the grand three-round finale, Jabá was more effective in the opening round, landing strikes and making it to back mount. In the second round, Chatuba took over, getting his game to click and landing more of his effective takedowns. In the third and final round, Jabá started out better in the standup department but Chatuba again got the takedown and followed up with his trademark move, the arm-triangle. Thus, Chatuba took the promotional welterweight belt.

In the superfight, Ismael Marmota made quick work of Alexandre Macaco. During an intense exchange of punches, Marmota landed a right cross that dropped his opponent unconscious to the ground.

Wrapping up the action, BTT’s Maurício Reis landed countless takedowns and dominated with ground and pound to beat Argentina’s Luciano Izzy. Also from Murilo Bustamante’s team, Danilo Pelezinho knocked out Elton Teixeira in the opening round.

Check out the results:

Bitetti Combat 10
Botafogo gymnasium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 15, 2011

GP 77kg

André Chatuba (Relma) defeated Ivan Batman (Thiago Tavares) via unanimous decision;

Edilberto Crocotá (Champions) submitted Moisés dos Santos (Parazinho/Belém) via arm-and-neck choke in R2;

Julio César Merenda (TFT) defeated Emanuel Martins (Delfim) via unanimous decision;

Julian Jabá (RFT) defeated Gersinho Conceição (BTT) via split decision.

Semifinals

André Chatuba defeated Edilberto Crocotá via unanimous decision;

Julian Jabá venceu Julio Cesar Merenda via unanimous decision.

Final

André Chatuba defeated Julian Jabá via arm-triangle in R3.

Superfights:

Danilo Patusco (Pelezinho/BTT) defeated Elton Teixeira (Lambreta/Osvaldo Alves) via technical knockout in R1;

Eduardo Herdy (Core) defeated Fabiano Conceição (Nativo/Chapéu Mangueira) via knockout in R1;

Maurício Reis (BTT) defeated Luciano Izzy (Brazilian Fight) via unanimous decision.

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