Brevity best described Gracie Fighting Championships – Evolution. Once again held in Columbus, Ohio, the organization’s second show finally came into fruition after many delays and injuries. UFC and Cage Warriors veteran Jeff Monson was originally scheduled to face Wes Sims as the headliner, but contractual issues kept Sims off the card. The fight was rescheduled against Brian Vanderwalle, but was completely removed due to a shoulder injury Monson sustained during training.
In the main event of the evening, Jungle Fight and Pancrase veteran Fredson Paixao claimed the previously vacant GFC welterweight belt with a submission victory over Thomas “Wildman” Denny. The King of the Cage veteran was unable to overcome Paixao’s ground prowess and eventually succumbed to an armbar.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza improved his record to 5-1 with a win over Bill Vucick. Souza took Vucick down early and used his superior top control to throw strikes from the mount. Unable to respond with any offense, the ref was forced to halt the match.
Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira made quick work of UFC vet Branden Lee Hinkle in 205-pound action. In a mere 37 seconds, Ferreira secured a heel hook forcing Hinkle to tap.
Pride and UFC veteran Chris Brennan rebounded from back to back losses with a submission victory over Adam Disabato.
Gracie Fighting Championsips: Evolution
May 19, 2007
-Rob Wince def. Leopold Serao – KO, R1
-Nissen Osterneck def. Chris Myers – TKO, R1
-George Bush def. Vinicius Magalhaes – Unanimious Decision, R3
-Adriano “Nasal” Pereira def. Joey Whitt – Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1
-Daniel Moraes def. Matt Brown – Submission (Armbar), R1 2:32
-Phil Cardella def. Rafael Dias – Unanimous Decision, R3
-Demian Maia def. Ryan Stout – TKO (Injury), R1
-Chris Brennan def. Adam Disabato – Submission (Toe Hold), R1
-Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Bill Vucick – Submission (Strikes), R1
-Alexandre Ferreira def. Branden Lee Hinkle – Submission (Heel Hook), R1 0:37
-Fredson Paixao def. Thomas Denny – Submission (Armbar), R1 4:32