Monson, Tiko and others win in Switzerland

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Tiko won via first-round rear naked choke

Our GMA Anderson Pereira sent in news from Switzerland, where last weekend a landmark installment of the MMA Strength and Honor event took place.

“My student Claudemir “Tiko” de Souza, a Brazilian brown belt, fought well here in Geneva this Saturday, beating France’s Mourad Benseguir with a rear naked choke in the first round,” says the teacher.

In the evening’s main event, Jeff Monson overcame tough Croatian judoka Maro Perak via judges’ decision. Another standout was Tunisia’s Karim Ait Khalifa, a submission specialist from team Alliance. He won by kimura in the first round. Check out the results:

Following his kimura win, The Tunisian celebrated by displaying his academy's gi. Photos: Roland Peter Shaer.

Strength and Honor 4
Geneva, Switzerland
April 30, 2011

Karla Benitez Sanja Sucevic won by doctor’s intervention in R1
Sasa Mitrovic defeated Cesar Augusto by doctor’s intervention in R1
Claudemir Souza subbed Murad Benseghir via rear naked choke at 3:41 min of R1
Karim Ait Khalifa subbed Alen Dolicanin via kimura at 1:19 min of R1
Nelson Carvalho finalizou Paddy Doherty na guilhotina aos 37s do 1R
Ivan Mussardo and Hristomir Hristov fought to a draw
Olavo Belo defeated Greg Loughran via kimura at 2:25 min of R2
Olivier Pastor defeated Leandro Gontijo via unanimous decision
Mats Nilsson subbed Nikos Sokol via triangle at 1:41s of R1
Michelle Verginelli and Norman Paraisy fought to a drawFrancis Kelly subbed Anundson Carmont via
armbar at 2:06 min of R1
Jeff Monson defeated Maro Perak via unanimous decision after R3

Sweden’s Mats Nilsson won with a spectacular triangle.

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