10 Brazilians to Watch in 2011
Antonio “Toninho Furia” Glaristone (top) | M. Alonso/Sherdog.com
Antonio “Toninho Furia” Glaristone (10-6, 1 NC)
Born in Paraiba, the same state which yielded fighters like Antonio Silva and Jean Silva, Glaristone was involved in one of Brazil’s best fights of 2010. His Nov. 13 unanimous decision win over Igor “Chatubinha” Fernandes drew applause from all who witnessed it, including Anderson Silva, Junior dos Santos and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. After dozens of unrecorded fights in northeastern Brazil, the lightweight Glaristone has moved to Rio de Janeiro where he has become a pupil of MMA legend Murilo Bustamante, who believes Glaristone will be one of the new stars of Brazilian Top Team in 2011.
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