By: Daniel L. Ruffo

Last Saturday two events brought action to Brazilian’s MMA schedule in Rio de Janeiro. The 35th Shooto edition were preceded by the first edition of USC (Upper Sport Combat), also organized by Dedé Pederneiras (Shooto’s owner).

USC’s objective is to reveal new MMA talents and had ten fights broadcasted on TV before Shooto 35.

The main highlight of UCS was the fight between Fernando Bruno and José Carlos Metal, both going to the stand up game and changing a lot. After a vicious punch by Bruno, Metal suffered a knockdown. With the fight on the ground, Fernando Bruno tried a guilliotine. For a while, the submission was not tight but even when it gets tight, José Carlos did not tap and went to sleep. Bruno’s victory at 2 minutes and 47 seconds on the second round .

USC 1 results:

Fernando Bruno defeats José Carlos Metal by SUB (guilliotine) – 2nd round

Rodrigo Otero defeats Elias Manaus by SD

Marcel defeats Bruno Machado by SUB (katagatame) – 2nd round

André Borges defeats Jairo Soares by UD

Madureira defeats Gustavo Buti by KO – 1st round

Alessandro Gambuíno defeats Washington Espantalho by SD

José Carlos Polengue defeats Julio Cesar by SUB (triangule) – 2nd round

Ronald defeats Thiago Lobo by UD

Rodrigo Bomba defeats Denis da Silva by SUB (rear naked choque) – 1st round

Fabio Cesar defeats Ademilson Toba by UD

Right after the first edition of USC, the 35th edition of Shooto Brasil didn’t disappointed MMA fans around the country. With only 2 of 10 fights going to decision, Shooto 35 has great highlights, besides Ex-TUF Brasil 1 Jonh Macapá fighting in the co-main event agains Rafael Macedo da Silva.

In the main event of the evening, Ismael Marmota would fight Daniel Acácio, but Acácio is competing to get a place at TUF Brasil 2 and Nova União’s Juliano Gladiador took his place againtst Ismael Marmota.

Ismael dominated the fight all the time and won by a Kimura on the second round.

Shooto 35 results:

Rafael Palhares defeats Claudio Vieira by KO – 2nd round

Claudio Marcelo Ceará defeats Leandro by SD

Nikolas Motta defeats Franciso Moicano by KO – 1st round

Jefinho Nunes defeats Marcelinho Pequeno by SUB (rear naked choque) – 1st round

Walmir Lazaro defeats Ronaldo Buiu by KO – 1st round

Fernando dos Santos defeats Douglas Dias by UD

Leandro Athaíde defeats Thiago Libra by SUB (Kimura) – 1st round

José Maria Sem Chance defeats Léo Jacaré by TKO – 2nd round

John Macapá defeats Rafael Macedo da Silva by WO – 1st to 2nd round

Ismael Marmota defeats Juliano Gladiador by SUB (Kimura) – 2nd round

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