Amazon Forest Combat Results and Play-by-Play

Sep 14, 2011
Sherdog.com will report from the Amadeu Teixeira Gymnasium in Manaus, Brazil, at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of Amazon Forest Combat, featuring headlining bouts between Masakatsu Ueda and Royler Gracie, as well as Paulo Filho taking on Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii.

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Rivaldo Junior vs. Andre Leocadio

Round 1
It's Leocadio with the first offense. He launches a three-piece combo and goes immediately for the takedown. Rivaldo Junior gets up but Leocadio takes him down again. Both fighters get up and Leocadio holds Junior against the fence. He reverses the position, lifts Leocadio by the legs and carries him to the middle of the cage, where he slams his foe to the canvas, Matt Hughes style. Leocadio is quick to get back up and fighters are circling each other again. Leocadio connects with a big right, then with a left cross-straight right combo. Rivaldo Junior lands a heavy leg kick and tries to get a takedown as the time expires. Very close round. Sherdog.com sees the opening frame 10-9 for Andre Leocadio.

Round 2
They start the second period and there is some reluctance to engage by both fighters. Rivaldo Junior lands a body kick that is answered by a left hook from Leocadio. He connects with another left hook. Leocadio is now starting to find his range. Hard leg kick by Junior lands, but he eats a big overhand right from Leocadio. Referee Muzio de Angelis asks for more action from both fighters. Leocadio lands another two-piece combo and Junior goes for the takedown immediately. They spend some time at the fence until de Angelis stops the fight to quickly check the tape of Junior's gloves. The fight is restarted and Junior lands a lone straight left. Leocadio answers with a flurry that makes Rivaldo Junior retreat before the horn. Another close round, but Sherdog.com again gives it to the clean-punching Andre Leocadio, 10-9.

Round 3
Leocadio starts the round with a leg kick. Junior stalks him around the cage, but gets hit with another leg kick. Leocadio with another left straight to the jaw. There's more movement than striking, though, and the crowd starts to get impatient. Junior feints a leg kick and Leocadio dives for his legs. Junior reverses the takedown and ends up on top, but Leocadio manages to scramble back up to hi sfeet. Leg kick by Junior this time, and it hurts Leocadio. He charges his opponent and hits a couple of hard punches. Leocadio's lead leg is clearly bothering him after the Junior low kick, but his opponent lets him off the hook. Leocadio is stalling, waiting for the end of the fight after taking damage from the leg kick. He finally hears the bell. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 Rivaldo Junior, but has it 29-28 overall for Andre Leocadio.

Official result: Rivaldo Junior is announced the winner by split decision. No scores or judges are announced.

Dileno Lopes vs. Adson "Jacare" Jander

Round 1
Lopes starts the fight going straight to the late replacement Jander with heavy punches. Jacare answers with a flurry, but gets countered with a big right. Lopes quickly locks up Jander's body and gets the takedown. Jander scrambles to get up but Lopes snags his neck in a guillotine choke as he is standing. Lopes adjusts his grip, drops to his guard and Jander is forced to tap out. The quick win for Dileno Lopes comes just 75 seconds into the first round.

Daniel Aguiar vs. Alexandre "Capitao" Almeida

Round 1
Aguiar circles around "Capitao," who charges forward and gets a fast takedown. Aguiar immediately swings for a kneebar and Capitao is in trouble. He gets his leg out but Aguiar goes for another kneebar. He streches Capitao's leg out at the knee, but Almeida slips out again. They keep scrambling at a frenetic pace and Aguiar grabs Capitao's other leg. Capitao stands up and lands four punches in Aguiar's face. The Colorado-based Brazilian is relentless with his leg attacks and goes for a heel hook this time. Capitao breaks free once more and is finally on top, with Aguiar trapped against the fence. Now it's Capitao that goes for Aguiar's leg, but he has nothing. Aguiar tries to break free but gives up his back. Capitao sinks in the rear-naked choke but it's a race against time as the seconds count down. The horn saves Aguiar in a great first round that Sherdog.com scores 10-9 for Daniel Aguiar.

Round 2
Aguiar starts the second round by immediately going for the takedown. He is stuffed, so he falls on his back and immediately goes for another leg attack, which Almeida avoids. Referee Mario Yamasaki stops the fight and takes a point from Capitao for holding onto the gloves of Aguiar while defending. The fight is restarted and this time, Capitao takes Aguiar down. He falls into the mount position but Aguiar rolls, escapes and tries to get a leg again. Capitao frees his leg once more and Yamasaki stands both fighters. Aguiar drops to his back and goes for another leg attack. This time, he gives up his back to coax Capitao to the ground and both fighters roll around the cage. Capitao ends up in side mount, but Aguiar keeps aiming for his leg. Yamasaki stands up the fight again yet again, but Capitao gets another takedown. Aguiar does more of the same, fishing for Almeida's leg until the horn. Sherdog.com sees the round for Almeida, the aggressor, but with the point deduction, it's a 9-9 frame.

Round 3
The last period starts where the previous ended: Capitao gets a takedown and -- guess what? -- Aguiar goes for a kneebar. Almeida starts to setup an arm-triangle choke but Aguiar slips out. Capitao connects with a few hammerfists in side mount, but Aguiar manages to grab the leg again. Aguiar seems tired after his myriad leglock attempts, and Capitao has time to land a few punches. Aguiar has nothing other than feeble leg attacks now. Yamasaki inexplicably stands up the fight with Capitao in side mount. Almeida gets another takedown, and as they hit the mat, Aguiar goes for another heel hook attempt. Capitao defends the submission until the time expires. Sherdog.com sees the final round 10-9 for Alexandre Almeida, but with the second-round point deduction, has a 28-28 draw scorecard.

Official result: Alexandre "Capitao" Almeida takes a unanimous decision. No scores or judges are announced.

George Clay vs. Anthony Birchak

Round 1
Birchak comes straight at Clay, but the Brazilian answers with a flurry of punches. Clay gets the takedown and falls right on the back of the American. He tries to sink the rear-naked choke but Birchak manages to get up and get his own takedown. Clay scrambles to his feet, and refusing to play bottom, gets another takedown. The 20-year vale tudo veteran lands a few hard punches and Birchak gives up his back. Clay makes no mistakes, getting his hooks and sinking in the rear-naked choke. It's deep and Birchak is forced to tap at the 1:29 mark in the first period.

Sergio Junior vs. Daniel Acacio

Round 1
Sergio Junior misses his opening punches and Acacio gets the single-leg takedown. Junior scrambles back up and they are back in the center of the cage after a brief period along the fence. Junior misses a flying knee and Acacio goes for his legs again, lifting him in the air and getting a big takedown. Junior lands an upkick while Acacio is grounded and referee Mario Yamasaki immediately takes a point away from him. The bout is restarted and Acacio gets another takedown. Acacio stands, spins and goes for a kneebar attempt. Junior lands a kick to Acacio's face again on the ground, and again, Yamasaki takes another point away from him. Acacio now has a two-point lead on the scorecards just over two minutes into the fight. However, the points don't matter: the Pride veteran lands a huge right hook and follows Junior to the ground, where he bombs the Renovacao fighter until he is unconscious. The big knockout win for Acacio comes at 2:50 of the first round.

Karo Parisyan vs. Jordan Smith

Round 1
Smith looks far bigger than Parisyan as they size one another up. Smith lands a right hook, and then grazes Parisyan with a head kick. Leg kick by Smith is answered with a straight left by Parysian. He goes for a takedown but ends up on his back, with Smith mounted on him. Smith punishes Parisyan with punches and "The Heat" gives up his back. Smith can't control him, and gives up the position, letting Parisyan regain his feet. Parisyan misses with an overhand right on the feet. He connects with a right hook behind the ear. Smith tries a front kick and Parisyan closes the distance. Smith circles, but then charges with a flurry of punches, allowing Parisyan to get the trip takedown. Smith stands up as the round ends. Sherdog.com sees the opening round 10-9 for Jordan Smith.

Round 2
Karo goes for a double-leg takedown to start the second frame and he gets it. He tries to hold Smith on the ground but fails, as the TUF alum gets back to his feet. Parisyan goes for another takedown but gets stuffed. The Armenian wants no business with Smith in the striking department. Refee Muzio de Angelis stops the fight to look at Smith's gloves, and after a quick check, the fight is restarted. Parisyan again wants to close the distance to get a takedown, but he is stuck on the outside. Leg kick by Parisyan, but he eats a straight left in return. The action slows, and now there's a problem with Parisyan's glove. It is resolved, but when the bout is restarted, the bell ends a very slow round round. Sherdog.com sees the frame 10-10, even.

Round 3
Smith charges with a leg kick-straight right combo that lands. He lands a hard left hook and then a head kick grazes Parisyan. The Armenian manages to block a leg kick attempt and shortens the distance. The UFC vet holds Smith against the fence, but the American manages to reverse the position and falls back in the mount position. Parisyan rolls and Smith has his back. He punches Parisyan a few times, but Parisyan bucks him off and they scramble back to their feet. As they stand back up, Smith lands a huge right followed by a knee to the head that put Parisyan on his bicycle. Referee Muzio de Angelis inexplicably stops the fight to look at Parysian's glove again, despite Smith's attack. The fight is restarted and Smith starts to pick the still-wobbly Parisyan apart with his boxing. He lands hard shot after hard shot right until the round ends. It's a clear round for the American, 10-9, and Sherdog.com sees the fight for him overall 30-28.

Official result: Jordan Smith is announced as the winner by split decision. No judges or scores are announced.

Maiquel Falcao vs. Antonio Braga Neto

Round 1
The BJJ world champion Braga Neto immediately shoots on Falcao. The UFC veteran shows good takedown defense at first, but ends up on his back. Braga Neto is trying to advance his position as Falcao tries to setup a triangle choke. Braga Neto passes guard and is in side mount. Falcao sweeps and ends up top. He punishes Braga Neto with punches and both fighters stand back up. Braga Neto is wobbly and Falcao smells blood. He presses ahead, connecting square on Braga Neto's facewith heavy punches. Braga Neto goes for another takedown, but doesn't get it. Falcao is connecting at will now and Braga Neto is having a hard time standing. However, the grappler launches a heavy punch just before the bell that stuns Falcao, leaving him wobbly at the end of the round. It's a fantastic first round that Sherdog.com sees 10-9 for Maiquel Falcao.

Round 2
Falcao seems to be pacing himself at the start of the second round. Braga Neto realizes this and attacks, quickly getting another takedown. He is in Falcao's half guard but, surprisingly, gets swept again. Falcao gets to top control, but in almost no time flat, referee Mario Yamasaki stands the fighters up. They restart in the center of the cage and Braga Neto gets another takedown. The BJJ ace starts to brutalize Falcao with elbows to the forehead, showing good ground-and-pound. It appears Falcao might have punched himself out in the first round. Braga Neto passes the guard again and seems to be aiming for a kimura. He gets it extended, and Falcao has no other option but to tap. Great comeback win by Antonio Braga Neto, who earns the W at 4:26 of the second round.

Drew Fickett vs. Ronys Torres

Round 1
A leg kick from Torres starts the lightweight contest. A left hook lands for the Brazilian. Suddenly, Torres tears into Fickett with a huge right that drops the Arizona native. Torres pounces on the American and simply demolishes him with hammerfists until the American taps due to strikes just 47 seconds into the contest. Incredible, if brief, win for the Brazilian.

Paulo Filho vs. Satoshi Ishii

Round 1
The fighters study one another for a full minute before engaging in any action. When they do, it's Ishii who closes the distance and presses Filho against the fence. Filho lands a good right to the body and Ishii almost loses his balance. A leg kick lands for Ishii and Filho counters with two of his own. The Olympic gold medalist closes the distance again and they go to the fence. Filho has a cut over the left eye. Ishii continues to outmuscle the Brazilian against the fence, despite not being able to take him down. They finally break free, and referee Mario Yamasaki stops the fight to get Filho's cut looked at by the doctor. Filho is quickly cleared to continue and the fight is resumed. Ishii blocks a leg kick by the Brazilian and finally gets the takedown. He passes the guard but Filho quickly reestablishes as the round ends. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for the smothering Ishii.

Round 2
Ishii stalks Filho around the cage. He connects with a few punches while Filho simply leans against fence. Ishii remains the aggressor but Filho is not backing down, as he responds with a right hook. Ishii answers with a flurry of punches and Filho is back against the fence once more. Good elbow by Ishii inside, as the judoka is showing very good clinch work. Despite Ishii's activity, referee Mario Yamasaki stops the fight for no reason once more, breaking the fighters apart. It's useless, as on the restart, Ishii pushes Filho against the fence again. Yamasaki interjects himself again, splitting the pair up. Ishii connects with a good one-two combo, but Filho answers with a right that buckles the Japanese. Filho shoots for Ishii's legs as the time expires. 10-9 Ishii, again, on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Round 3
Filho is showing a sense of urgency as the final period begins. Ishii connects lon a straight left. He takes Filho to the fence again but Filho breaks free. However, the Brazilian seems gassed at this point. Ishii grinds Filho into the cage for another minute before Yamasaki separates them. Another straight left lands for Ishii, and they are back at the fence. Ishii lands a couple of short hooks from the clinch, and Filho's eye is now bleeding profusely. Yamasaki breaks the fighters once more, and on the restart, Ishii tries to push Filho to the fence again, but Yamasaki stops the fight for the sixth time, this time to get Filho's cut looked at again. Filho is cleared to continue, and whiffs on a big uppercut on the restart. Ishii connects with a one-two combo. Filho tries to go all out in the last seconds but there is not enough time. Sherdog.com sees the final frame 10-9 for Satoshi Ishii, and the fight for the Olympic gold medalist 30-27.

Official result: The bout is incomprehensibly announced a draw. No judges or scores are announced. The crowd loudly boos the inexplicable verdict.

Royler Gracie vs. Masakatsu Ueda

Round 1
Ueda starts the acton with a leg kick. Gracie quickly tries to shoot for a takedown but doesn't get even close. He finally manages to close the distance and pushes Ueda against the fence. The Japanese is doing a good job defending the takedown, but Gracie is fully committed to it. He finally gets Ueda down and is now on top. He advances do half guard and tries to free his leg to get mount position. Ueda rolls and sweeps Gracie. He is now standing up with Gracie laying on the mat in Ali-Inoki position. Ueda dives into Gracie's guard and lands two punches. As Ueda stands back up, Gracie quickly manages to get back on his feet. The Brazilian shoots for a takedown but doesn't have any success. Ueda lands a kick to the body as the round ends. 10-9 Ueda on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Round 2
Another body kick lands for Ueda and Gracie shoots for another takedown. Nice one-two combo lands for Ueda. Gracie tries and fails with another takedown. Gracie looks lost absoluetly standing up. Another body kick by the former Shooto world champion. Gracie shoots for a takedown but Ueda ends up on top. Gracie is basically trying to cling onto Ueda. Ueda stands back up and dives into Gracie's guard again. He connects with a hard punch and start to throw hammerfists at the Brazilian. The round ends with Ueda punishing Gracie. It's all Ueda, 10-9 on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Round 3
Ueda connects with a right hook and Gracie covers up. The Japanese is pressing the action while Gracie is just looking for an opportunity to shoot. Hard leg kick by Ueda. Both fighters slow down the pace and the crowd gets uneasy. It seems Gracie is having problems with his lead leg, courtesy of Ueda's kicks. He tries to close the distance but gets stuffed. He shoots for another takedown but Ueda reverses and ends up on top. However, he decides to let Gracie back up. Ueda lands good jab. Gracie starts to stalk Ueda, but the horn sounds as he gets a takedown. Close round, but Sherdog.com has it for Ueda 10-9, and awards him the fight 30-27 overall.

Official result: It's closer than it should be, but Masakatsu Ueda takes a split decision in Royler Gracie's retirement bout. No judges or scores are announced.

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