Fight Club 'Brazilian Stars' Results and Play-by-Play

Jul 20, 2011
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Eduardo "Kiko" Felipe vs. Junior Oliveira
Round 1
Both fighters are hesitant to engage early on. Oliveira misses with a big left hand. Felipe takes the center of the cage. Oliveira grabs Felipe by the waist and gets a powerful takedown. He falls in half guard but Felipe quick re-establishes full guard. Oliveira tries to pass and "Kiko "manages to stand back up. Felipe connects with a big left that buckles Oliveira. He goes for the Thai plum and connects with a couple of good knees. Oliveira pushes him to the fence to regain his composure. Big right for Felipe and Oliveira is on the run. Felipe stalking him through the cage, brandishing strikes until the bell. Sherdog.com sees the opening round 10-9 for Eduardo Felipe.

Round 2
They start the second round at a much faster pace. Oliveira is launching wild combinations and Felipe is landing with crisp punches. He lands a quick one-two combo. Felipe misses with a series of spinning back fists. Oliveira shoots for a takedown and Felipe quickly goes for his neck. The guillotine choke looks tight, and "Kiko" jumps guard. Oliveira struggles for a moment, but then taps. Eduardo Felipe is the winner at 2:25 of the second round.

Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Edilberto "Crocota" de Oliveira vs. Viscardi Andrade

Round 1
"Crocota" quickly walks Andrade down with his hands low, looking to throw a big right. When he finally launches one, it's an overhand that whizzes wide. As Andrade steps away, he loses his footing, and complains to referee Paulo Borracha that it's slippery. Borracha quickly calls for a mop, the water is cleaned up, and the fight is resumed. Oliveira feints, then cracks Andrade with a low kick. Andrade swings a big hook, and Oliveira smacks him with a counter right hook. Andrade stumbles, and the Baiano is all over him, swarming with punches. Andrade covers up and avoids any serious damage. Crocota starting to score with his right hand and low kicks. Andrade throws a head kick, and the UFC veteran smacks him with a right cross on the counter. Andrade finally lands two right hooks, his first real offense of the round. Oliveira is unslowed, and characteristically taunts Andrade, who runs at him with punches, mostly missing. Both fighters swinging actively now, but missing with their haymakers. Crocota lands a whipping right, and stuns Andrade, putting him up along the cage. With 10 seconds to go, Oliveira unloads, multiple rights raking Andrade. The bell rings and referee Paulo Borracha intervenes, but Andrade is on shaky legs as he heads back to his corner. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Crocota.

Round 2
Andrade circling away from Crocota, who dangles his chin in his face, snapping jabs and low kicks at Andrade. Andrade shoots a double-leg, but Crocota shucks him off easily. Oliveira is aggressive with overhand rights, but can't land clean. Five punches from Oliveira pin Andrade to the fence, but the Gordo Jiu-Jitsu comes off the fence windmilling, smacking Crocota around with wild punches. Oliveira retreats, but Andrade pursues with more firepower, making the crowd roar. Oliveira recovers, and cracks Andrade with a heavy right hook that buckles him, dropping him to a knee. Oliveira is methodical in his follow-up, picking his chances to throw one-twos. An Andrade double is easily defended once more. Two heavy rights, and then two more, all land for Crocota. Andrade lunges with a desperate punch just before the horn, and swipes air. It is Crocota's round, 10-9 and he earns the bout 20-18 on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Official result: All three judges score the bout for Edilberto "Crocota" de Oliveira, who advances to the welterweight grand prix final. No scores are announced.

Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Daniel Acacio vs. Hernani Perpetuo

Round 1
Acacio starts the fight by going for a takedown. He locks Perpetuo against the cage, but Perpetuo defends the takedown. Referee Sylvio Behring breaks the fight apart and they restart in the middle of the cage. Perpetuo connects with an overhand left and Acacio is backpedaling. Acacio recovers and they slow the pace. Both fighters miss with inside leg kicks. Perpetuo connects with a good jab and Acacio tries for another takedown. Perpetuo holds him off for a moment, landing another good left, but he ends up conceding the takedown. Acacio is on the top. He cuts Perpetuo´s head with a sharp elbow. Acacio remains very active on the top until the end of the round. Sherdog.com scores the very close round 10-10.

Round 2
The second round is delayed a moment, as the ringside physician inspects two cuts on the head of Perpetuo, caused by Acacio's elbow. They are able to stem the flow of blood, and the Nova Uniao product is allowed to continue. Second round starts and Perpetuo is already bleeding from his head. He land another left and again Acacio goes for his legs. Perpetuo fends him off and hold him against the cage until Silvio Behring breaks them apart. Acacio block a head kick but takes a hard inside leg kick. Perpetuo having an easy time connecting with his left hand. Another leg kick by Perpetuo. Big left to the body by Acacio. He goes for the takedown and holds Perpetuo against the fence. Sylvia Behring restarts the fight again. Another inside leg kick by Perpetuo. Acacio goes for another takedown and Perpetuo mockingly gestures as if to yawn in boredom. The round ends with both fighters against the cage. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Hernani Perpetuo, and gives him the fight 20-19.

All three judges score the fight 19-19, forcing a three-minute overtime round.

Round 3
Acacio tries to grab Perpetuo's leg, thinking takedown early. They clinch along the fence until they're broken up, as referee Sylvio Behring restarts the fight. Acacio looks a bit hesitant to engage in punching exchanges. Inside leg kick by Perpetuo. Acacio misses a wild overhand right. He lands a good right and both fighters tee off for a moment, throwing heavy rights and lefts. Perpetuo launches a head kick that is blocked just before the bell. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Hernani Perpetuo, and sees the fight 30-28 for him overall.

Official result: Hernani Perpetuo takes a split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29). No judges names are given. Perpetuo will face Edilberto "Crocota" de Oliveira in the welterweight grand prix final.

Alexandre Guerra vs. "Toninho Furia" Gleristone Santos
Round 1
"Toninho Furia" is quickly after Guerra, but Guerra stops his forward momentum with a head kick which backs the Brazilian Top Team representative up. Santos kicks and his foe responds. However, Santos catches his leg, tripping him to the mat. He quickly moves to side control, and as Guerra attempts to scramble, Toninho Furia beautifully scrambles to the opposite side, holding side control and punching away. He moves to the mount for a moment, but "Chambinho" reclaims half guard. Santos continues to punch away with rights. Toninho Furia continues to look to move to mount, but Guerra is able to snake up the fence and get back to his feet. Swiping left hook to the body from Guerra. Both men kicking low, but not landing hard. Heavy kicks pour in from Toninho Furia, but Guerra catches one of them, and tries to trip him to the mat once more. Santos turns and rolls away to avoid the trip at the bell. Sherdog.com sees the opening round 10-9 for Gleristone Santos.

Round 2
A massive spinning heel kick from Toninho Furia goes whizzing by Guerra's head, rousing the crowd. Santos remains active with kicks to the legs and body, and Guerra returns in kind. The pace of the striking is remarkable. However, Santos ends it by shooting a double-leg, and putting "Chambinho" back on the mat. Toninho Furia immediately gets busy with elbows. Guerra tries to kick his opponent away, but Santos dives in on his legs immediately. Guerra is able to extricate himself from the takedown attempt, and they resume striking. Both fighters throwing heavy hook combinations, but can't break through the guard of the other. Santos shoots another double, and puts Guerra on the floor one more time. Guerra almost manages to get back up, but Furia holds pulls him back and holds him down for the rest of the round. Guerra limps back to his corner, ginger on his right leg. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Toninho Furia.

In between rounds, Alexandre Guerra opts not to continue. Gleristone Santos is the winner by retirement at the end of the second round.

Eduardo Pachu vs. Ronys Torres
Round 1
Torres connect a big left and goes for a takedown immediately afterwards. He slams Pachu to the ground but he bounces right back up. Torres takes him down again and falls into his foe's half guard. Pachu tries to get back to full guard but Torres ends up taking his back. Torres his a couples of punches and goes for the rear-naked choke. Pachu threatens to tap but ends up defending the choke, just managing to peel Torres' hand off and break his grip. Torres moves back to half guard and lands a few elbows to Pachu's head. He moves to the back again and then ends up back in half guard position. He proceeds to go for a straight armbar, easily locking it up, and hyper-extending the elbow. Pachu is forced to tap. Dominant showing by Ronys Torres, the winner by submission at 2:58 of the first round.

Welterweight Grand Prix Final
Edilberto "Crocota" de Oliveira vs. Hernani Perpetuo

Round 1
Oliveira's taunting begins quickly, as he advances on Perpetuo with his hands down, urging him to strike. Heavy feinting from both fighters. A pair of low kicks land for Perpetuo, the first real offense of the bout. The crowd begins to boo as both fighters continue to feint without throwing full strikes. A jab lands for Perpetuo. Perpetuo pumps his hands, and then whips a hard inside low kick that sends Crocota's leg sideways. Oliveira continues to press forward, but doesn't commit to punches. Perpetuo throws a back wheel kick that misses well wide of its target. Crocota throws an awkward low kick and tries to segue into a takedown, but he is rebuffed. A low kick grazes for Perpetuo, and he follows with a left hand that snaps Oliveira's head back. The horn ends a tepid round and the crowd boos. Sherdog.com sees the opening round 10-9 for Hernani Perpetuo.

Round 2
Perpetuo glances with a push kick, lands a low kick, and then rips off a spinning hook kick that misses Crocota. A right cross-left hook counter combination lands for Perpetuo, backing his foe up, and the Nova Uniao product follows with another low kick. A spinning back fist for Perpetuo flies wide, referee Artur Mariano halts the bout for a moment to examine Perpetuo's scalp lacerations. They resume quickly, and Crocota attacks, but Perpetuo again picks him off with a one-two combo once more. Mariano calls for another brief stoppage, as blood is starting to flow from the top of Perpetuo's head again. They stem the flow of bleeding, and the bout is restarted once more. Perpetuo jabs, and Crocota slaps him with a mild one-two. A Crocota head kick goes over the head of a ducking Perpetuo. Crocota shoots a smooth double, putting his opponent on the mat for a second, but the carioca quickly regains his feet and frees himself from Crocota's grasp. The pace slows as Perpetuo circles around the stalking Crocota, kicking his legs. Referee Artur Mariano calls for a towel briefly to wipe the blood from Perpetuo's head, and the action resumes. A left cross lands for Perpetuo, and he turns it on, attacking Crocota with hooks and low kicks, leaving him reeling around the cage. Perpetuo pursues Crocota, throwing strikes at the horn. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Hernani Perpetuo.

Round 3
Crocota throws a low kick and tries to transition to a double-leg again, but Perpetuo sidesteps him. Crocota steps into the pocket, and Perpetuo lands an overhand right. He follows his counter with a one-two, and Crocota shoots in, taking him to the mat for just a brief moment before the hometown favorite regains his feet. Yet again, Artur Mariano calls for a towel to wipe the blood streaming from the cuts on Perpetuo's scalp. After wiping the blood, the ringside physicians enter the cage to examine the cuts once more. They allow Perpetuo to continue, and the pause seems to give both fighters some energy, as the two flail with punches. However, in the ensuing exchanges, Perpetuo turns away after a glancing Crocota jab, claiming he was poked in his right eye. Mariano calls for time again, and once more, the ringside physicians inexplicably enter the cage to look at Perpetuo's cuts. Crocota begins to stomp around his far side of the cage, begging the fight to continue. Finally the fight is resumed again, and Perpetuo scores with an outside low kick. Perpetuo holds his arms out, inviting Crocota to kick him, and the Baiano obliges. Once again, referee Artur Mariano calls for a cut check, and the crowd audibly groans. The bout resumes again, and Perpetuo lunges with punches, chasing Crocota down. He shoots in for a takedown, but finds himself locked in a guillotine. Crocota quickly jumps guard along the fence, and Perpetuo supports his body weight. It looks like the Nova Uniao fighter might be thinking about tapping, but he holds on, hitting the canvas and riding the fight out into the final horn. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Crocota, but has the fight 29-28 overall for Hernani Perpetuo.

Official result: The judges award a split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) to the winner, Hernani Perpetuo.

Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz vs Glover Teixeira
Round 1
Cruz immediately goes for a takedown but is stuffed by Teixeira. He lands a few punches an lets Cruz get back up. Cruz goes for another takedown but misses again. Another takedown attempt and now Glover is in Cruz's half guard. Teixeira lands some good punches and elbows, but lets "Pe de Pano" stand up. Cruz goes for another takedown and eats another right. Teixeira easily stuffing Cruz's takedown attempts now, as the bout becomes increasingly one-sided. The fighters go to the fence as Cruz goes for a double-leg. Teixeira ends taking up Cruz' back but Pe de Pano rolls and ends up in full guard. Teixeira retreats and lets Cruz back up. Cruz has absolutely nothing for Teixeira, who continues to bat him around with punches while breezing through his takedowns. Cruz goes for another double-leg takedown and ends up on his back, inviting Teixiera into his guard. Referee Artur Mariano tells him to get up and the round ends with Teixeira pursuing Cruz around the cage, swiping with punches. An easy 10-9 Teixeira round on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Round 2
The second round starts just how the first ended, with Cruz being stood up from his back after trying to take Teixeira down and failing. Another single-leg attempt by Cruz fails as Glover stuffs it again. Artur Mariano restarts the fight once more. "Pe de Pano" is gassed, desperately shooting takedown attempts one after the other. Teixeira lands a big left and Cruz moves to his legs. Teixeira follows him to the ground this time around and moves to half guard. He lands a good hammerfist before standing back up. Cruz tries to take the fight to ground and again Teixeira ends up on top. He passes Cruz's guard and starts to unload. As he lands leather, Teixeira quickly moves to mount. Cruz turns to his side and simply covers up, forcing Artur Mariano to save the helpless fighter from unnecessary punishment at 4:21 of the second round.

Delson "Pe de Chumbo" Heleno vs. Yuya Shirai
Round 1
Shirai misses with an inside leg kick. "Pe de Chumbo" lands two leg kicks of this own and Shirai comes charging with punches. Pe de Chumbo changes levels and takes the Japanese fighter down. Shirai tries to bounce right back up but the Brazilian quickly moves to his back. Pe de Chumbo takes his time adjusting his position while on Shirai's back, looking for the rear-naked choke. Shirai calmly manages to free himself and put Pe de Chumbo on his back. He gets side mount but Pe de Chumbo reverses and stands back up. Heleno goes for a takedown and the fighters end up on the fence. Referee Artur Mariano breaks them up. Heleno goes for another takedown. Shirai scrambles and puts Pe de Chumbo against the fence. Shirai drops Heleno with a hook and follows the Brazilian to the ground. He ends the round on top landing a couple of punches to Heleno's face. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Yuya Shirai.

Round 2
Pe de Chumbo lands a good leg kick-straight left combo and moves to a double-leg takedown immediately afterwards. Shirai stuffs it and has his back against the fence. Shirai tries to trip Heleno and they end up breaking up from the clinch. Heleno goes for another double-leg but ends up on his back with Shirai on top in half guard. The Japanese fighter keeps working with elbows to the face. Heleno now gets back to full guard. Shirai trying to stay busy on the top with short pucnhes. Heleno has an arm and starts to elevate his hips. Shirai is in a tough spot, stacking up to defend the armbar. He manages to take his arm out and is now back on top of Pe de Chumbo. The round ends with Shirai on top. Sherdog.com sees the second round 10-9 Shirai, once again.

Round 3
Both fighters spend the first minute of the last round just feinting, with no real strikes thrown. No real contact is made until Pe de Chumbo goes for a takedown. They move to the clinch and Heleno lands a good knee to the body. They break up and go to the center of the cage. Shirais checks a leg kick from the Brazilian. Shirai looks a bit gassed, but Heleno shows no sense of urgency. He lands a good right hand. Referee Artur Mariano asks for more action for the third time in the round. Good leg kick by Pe de Chumbo. He lauches an uppercut-cross combo that misses Shirai by a hair. The fight ends with both fighters staring at each other near the fence. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Pe de Chumbo, but sees it 29-28 for Yuya Shirai overall.

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28, 29-28 and 29-29, for the winner by majority decision, Delson "Pe de Chumbo" Heleno. No judges names are announced. The crowd jeers the decision.
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