Pé de Pano gets triangle finish on MMA return

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Péde Pano venceu Joe Yager por finalização com um triângulo invertido. Foto:Carlos Ozório.

Pé de Pano pulled off a smooth finish on Joe Yager at RFA 4. Photo by GRACIEMAG.

Late Friday evening at RFA 4 in Las Vegas, two Brazilians of first-rate Jiu-Jitsu pedigree featured on the card: two-time absolute world champion Marcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz and Fredson Paixão. Pé de Pano secured his win over Joe Yager via reverse triangle at 4:16 min of the second round. The Jiu-Jitsu professor from Rio thus cut short his American opponent’s five-fight winning streak.

Now, Fredson Paixão didn’t manage to discover his winning ways, dropping a split judges’ decision to Lance Palmer. Paixão now has two back-to-back blemishes on his record.

Texas Station, Las Vegas, USA
November 2, 2012

Tyson Griffin defeated Efrain Escudero via judges’ decision;
Chidi Njokuani knocked out Phil Dace;
Marcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz tapped out Joe Yager via reverse triangle;
Lance Palmer defeated Fredson Paixão via split judges’ decision;
James Krause knocked out Guilherme Trindade;
Dakota Cochrane tapped out Derrick Bursed via armbar;
Sergio Pettis defeated Jimmy Jones via unanimous decision;
Chris Holdsworth tapped out Tyler Shinn via triangle;
Steve Mocco tapped out Tyler Perry via Kimura lock;
Gory Galloway knocked out Jerry Shapiro;
Jordan Isordia defeated Joey Angelo via unanimous judges’ decision.

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