Thursday was a big day of top-flight MMA in the Northeast Brazilian city of Fortaleza.
There was no lack of standouts at Warrior Fight, with former UFC and Pride FC fighter Marcus Aurelio making his debut in the land of his birth in style.
The Jiu-Jitsu black belt ground and pounded the USA’s Garrett Gross until he gave up his back. From there, the Brazilian went for the fight-ending reverse armbar.
In the other fights on the card, Jerry Tolentino did well in the standup department and neutralized black belt Andre Gigueto’s takedown attempts throughout the three rounds. Thus the Peruvian won th fight via split decision.
The powerful Igor Negao started out well against the USA’s Brian Green, raining down blows through the guard. But the visitor managed a sterling reversal, dropped some fists and sunk a guillotine choke for the wind.
Now, Leandro Naja tapped out Uruaguay’s El Toro with is favorite weapon–the triangle. And in the female bout, Viviane Sucuri outpointed Marilia Fanta via unanimous decision.
Ginásio Paulo Sarasate, Fortaleza, Ceará
November 29, 2012
Marcus Aurelio tapped out Garrett Gross via armbar in R1;
Jerry Tolentino defeated André Gigueto via split decision;
Brian Green tapped out Igor Negão via guillotine in R1;
Leandro Naja tapped out Emiliano El Toro Nielli via triangle in R1;
Danilo Mota defeated Jânio Carlos via disqualification in R1;
Viviane Pereira Sucuri defeated Marilia Fanta via unanimous decision;
Teo Menezes defeated Italo Goran via unanimous decision;
Jonas Tubarão tapped out Carlos Doido via armbar in R1;
Iramor Frota defeated Tercio de Menor via TKO in R1.