For the first time fighting in Brazil, Jiu-Jitsu black belt Igor Gracie didn’t give Peru’s Richard Palomino an inch of wiggle room during their encounter at Duelo de Titãs last Saturday in the Brazilian town of Cuiabá. The Gracie living in New York needed just 44 seconds to take his pray down and sink an unanswered arm-and-neck choke, earning him the promotional welterweight belt.
The event also marked the MMA debut of Gracie Barra instructor Kléber Buiú, as well as the return of the King of the Guillotine Alexandre Pequeno, a former World Shooto champion.
Duelo de Titãs
Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
March 24, 2012
Igor Gracie subbed Ricardo Palomino via arm-and-neck choke in R1;
Alexandre Pequeno defeated Jean Carlo Payaso via desistance in R1;
Bruno Carvalho defeated Eduardo Pachu via knockout R2;
Sérgio Junior defeated David Cuba via knockout in R2;
Aloísio Dado and David Bull fought to a draw;
Leopoldo Serão subbed Renato “El Tank” via armbar in R1;
Marcelo Broa defeated Chiquinho de Cuiabá via doctor’s intervention in R3;
Ariel Machado defeated Wanderlei Camilo via knockout in R1;
Eduardo Simões subbed José Samuel Lopes via heelhook in R1;
Kléber Buiú subbed Pablo Cascão via arm-and-neck choke in R1;