Bitetti Combat ‘Corinthians’ Fight Card Official

By Marcelo Alonso Nov 25, 2010
Glover Teixeira: Chris Dela Cruz |

Brazilian promotion Bitetti Combat has released the full nine-bout card for its eighth edition, “100 Years of Corinthians.” Set to take place Dec. 4 at Alfredo Schurig Stadium in Sao Paulo, the show once again features a host of Brazilian talent squaring off against international opposition.

In the show’s main event, Brazilian light heavyweight standout Glover Teixeira will take on 23-year-old Dutch prospect Hans Stringer. Elsewhere, Paulo Filho will look to bounce back from the second loss of his career against Japanese veteran Yuki Sasaki in a 198-pound affair, while recent Maximum Fighting Championship signee Thiago “Jambo” Goncalves meets Eiji Ishikawa at 176 pounds.

Teixeira carries into the bout an eight-fight win streak which stretches back to May 2005, with all eight victories coming by stoppage, and seven of those inside of the first round. The one-time Chuck Liddell training partner currently works with respected Brazilian teams Nobre Arte and Delfim Academy. Teixeira was scheduled to meet David Heath at a Nov. 12 MFC card in Canada, but was forced to withdraw due to visa issues, an unfortunately recurring theme in Teixeira’s career.

Before he faces Teixeira, Stringer will first have to deal with Jonas Billstein, whom he fights on Saturday at Tempel’s Mix Fight Gala 11 in Sindelfingen, Germany. The Team Beast of the East product is riding a seven-fight tear of his own, most recently dispatching of the previously-unbeaten Michal Fijalka in June via first-round kimura.

Also on the card, CM System head Cristiano Marcello takes on Argentine Guido “Ninja” Canetti in a lightweight bout. Marcello was scheduled to rematch Alejandro Solano Rodriguez -- who bested the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt at Bitetti Combat 7 in May -- but Rodriguez withdrew, reportedly after signing a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships.

In other international action, Mario “Soldado” Sartori takes on once-beaten “Ultimate Fighter 11” contestant Jordan Smith at middleweight, and Marcelo “Nigue” Sandes meets Luciano “Izzy” Correa at 160 pounds. In a pair of anticipated local bouts, welterweight Flavio Alvaro faces Ryan Gracie black belt Viscardi Andrade, and Eduardo Santos goes toe-to-toe with the surging “Toninho Furia,” Antonio Glaristone.
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