Watch Nogueira bros’ bantamweight understudy in action

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Minotauro has a bantamweight on his MMA team.

Minotauro has a bantamweight on his MMA team. Photo: Team Nogueira publicity.

On the coming 17th of March, Brazil’s Max Fight promotion will hold a heavily anticipated welterweight title fight between the tough-as-nails Cassiano Tytschyo and Lyoto Machida’s sparring partner Zezão Trator. But there’s a bantamweight fight on the card that very well may steal the show:

The runner-up in the World Muay Thai Federation and holder of a record of 55 wins and 15 losses in Thai boxing, Team Nogueira revelation Sheymon Moraes will be making his MMA debut against another promising up-and-comer, “Pelé” Richards (1w, 0l), who made a smooth transition from amateur to professional MMA.

Training at the Nogueira brothers’ team for four years, Sheymon, 21, guarantees he’s in tip-top shape and relaxed about making his debut.


“I’m training with a great group, and that’s why I’m relaxed. I’ve been putting more emphasis on wrestling with Eric Albarracin and Jiu-Jitsu with Everaldo Penco,” said Moraes, adding that he has also been working on cage movement with Bruno “Caveira” and doing physical conditioning with Diogo Souza.

Check out one of the young Sheymon’s career knockouts, at the 2010 World Championship in Thailand.

Max Fight 12
Clube Regatas Campinas, Campinas, SP
March 17, 2012

Cassiano Tytschyo vs Zezão Trator (77kg)
Geronimo Mondragon vs Rodrigo Mamuth (120kg)
Elizeu Capoeira vs Viscardi Andrade (77kg)
Jair Sorriso vs Bira Lima (120kg)
Gilson Capixu vs Fernando Tressino (93kg)
Rafael Índio vs Ricardo Galheta (70kg)
Ricardo Nogueira vs Rodrigo Cabeça (70kg)
Sérgio Vieira vs Munil Adriano (66kg)
Diego Spigolon vs Fernando Neto (62kg)
Sheymon Moraes vs Pelé Richards (62kg)
Fábio Souza vs Danilo Gurgel (70kg)

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