Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Episode 1 Results

March 26, 2012


The new Ultimate Fighter Brazil officially kicked off on Sunday night with 32 fighters hoping to end up with coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.

The fights in Brazil were nothing short of intense, and UFC President Dana White seemed to be very impressed when it was all said and done.

Here are the recaps for the 16 fights to get into the house in order:

Rony Mariano vs. Dileno Lopes

Rony Mariano gets rocked and almost finished early, but after getting back to the feet, Mariano comes back strong and clips Lopes with a quick right hand. A couple more strikes on the mat, and the fight is stopped.

Rony Mariano def. Dileno Lopes by TKO, R1

Francisco Drinaldo vs. Charles Maicon

Drinaldo came storming out of the gates grabbing a Muay Thai clinch and rocking Maicon with a knee that sent him crashing to the mat. Drinaldo followed up with a hammer fist, and then a series of punches that looked like something out of a Mark Munoz fight.

Francisco Drinaldo def. Charles Maicon by TKO, R1

Godofredo ‘Pepey’ de Oliveira vs. Johnny Goncalves

De Oliveira aka Pepey took Goncalves to the mat, and even after a reversal that landed him on the bottom, he was in complete control. He locked on a triangle choke that Goncalves could not escape.

Godofredo de Oliveira def. Johnny Goncalves by submission (triangle choke), R1

Cezar Ferreira vs. Gustavo Sampaio

Ferreira opens a nasty cut on Sampaio’s head in the first, but did so with the benefit of some illegal elbows, so the referee stands the fight back up. In the 2nd round, Ferriera and Sampaio fight fairly even, until Ferriera takes the fight to the mat and locks on a guillotine, dropping to guard and finishing the fight.

Cezar Ferreira def. Gustavo Sampaio by submission (guillotine choke), R2

Hugo ‘Wolverine’ Viana vs. Alexandre Ramos

Ramos looked to take an early advantage by jumping guard and looking for the triangle choke, but it backfired after Viana slipped out and landed on top. From there Viana started to unload punches and huge elbows that knocked Ramos out cold.

Hugo Viana def. Alexandre Ramos by TKO, R1

Daniel Sarafian vs. Richardson Moreira

Daniel Sarafian did a good job with aggressive strikes and Octagon control to put his will on Moreira and win the first decision thus far on the show.

Daniel Sarafian def. Richardson Moreira by decision

Fabricio Guerrero vs. Rodrigo Damm

Rodrigo Damm, who was one of the favorites going into the show, looked impressive after a slow start by submitting Fabricio Guerrero with a rear naked choke in the second round.

Rodrigo Damm def. Fabricio Guerrero by submission (rear naked choke) R2

Wagner Campos vs. Fernando Guerra

Wagner Campos had to go the full three rounds with Fernando Guerra to get the win and get into the house. Campos was the more aggressive fighter throughout, and appeared to have won the fight through two rounds, but much to the amazement of UFC President Dana White there was a third round. Camps attacked, took the fight to the ground, and pulled out the decision.

Wagner ‘Galeto’ Campos def. Fernando Guerra by decision

Sergio Moraes vs. Thiago Rela

Jiu-jitsu champion Sergio Moraes was patient in his fight with Thiago Rela after it hit the mat, but it was only a matter of time before he locked on the fight ending heel hook, forcing Rela to submit.

Sergio Moraes def. Thiago Rela by submission (heel hook) R1

Rafael Bueno vs. Anistavio Medeiros

A back and forth fight between Bueno and Medeiros resulted in a third round between the two Brazilians. Ultimately, Medeiros did enough to pull out the decision and now moves into the house.

Anistavio Medeiros def. Rafael Bueno by decision

Joao Paulo ‘Tuba’ De Souza vs. Thiago ‘Bodao’ Perpetuo

Thiago ‘Bodao’ Perpetuo had an up and down first round, but came out storming in the 2nd session, putting his opponent Joao Paulo De Souza on the ground, and punishing him from start to finish. When the second round was over, De Souza couldn’t even stand.

Thiago ‘Bodao’ Perpetuo def. Joao Paulo De Souza by decision

Giovanni ‘Soldado’ Souza Jr. vs. John ‘Macapa’ Teixeira

The fighters exchanged a couple of low blows early, but once Teixeira got the fight to the ground, it was all over but the shouting. Teixeira locked on an armbar, and despite Souza’s best efforts to slip out; there was no getting out.

John ‘Macapa’ Teixeira def. Giovanni Souza Jr. by submission (armbar) R1

Gilberto Galvao vs. Delson Heleno

Former IFL fighter Delson Heleno, who actually has a win over current UFC welterweight title contender Jake Ellenberger, dominated Gilberto Galvao to earn entry into the house. Heleno used his ground control and jiu-jitsu to gain dominant positions throughout the 10-minute bout.

Delson Heleno def. Gilberto Galvao by decision

Fabio ‘Bolinho’ Luiz Vital Cruz vs. Renee Forte

Renee Forte battled hard against Fabio Bolinho throughout all ten minutes of their bout, and while it was a close decision, Forte got the edge on the judges’ scorecards.

Renee Forte def. Fabio Bolinho by decision

Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius Pancini vs. Peter Noble

Vinicius battered Noble throughout a short and devastating fight. ‘Vina’ blasted at Noble with big strikes, and while his opponent tried to show off his comeback ability, there was no coming back from this beat down.

Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius Pancini def. Peter Noble by TKO, R1

Samuel Trindade vs. Leonardo Mafra Teixeira

Slugfest. That’s the only way to describe the three round war that ensued between Samuel Trindade and Leonardo Mafra Teixeira. Like a pair of ‘Rock Em-Sock Em’ robots, these two pounded away at each other for the full 15 minutes. The difference came in the third when Trindade was absolutely gassed and Teixiera was able to keep pushing forward with big powerful punches.

Leonardo Mafra Teixeira def. Samuel Trindade by decision

After the fights ended, all of the competitors gathered in the Octagon where Dana White told them this is where the real work begins.

Both coaches spoke to their new teammates, and Belfort expressed vehemently just how important this season of the Ultimate Fighter was to Brazil.

“Our sport is the new national crush,” said Belfort about MMA’s growth in Brazil.

Next week Silva and Belfort will split up the teams and then begins the next round as two fighters look to become the winners of the first ever Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Middleweight Results:
Francisco Drinaldo def. Charles Maicon by TKO, R1
Cezar Ferreira def. Gustavo Sampaio by submission (guillotine choke), R2
Daniel Sarafian def. Richardson Moreira by decision
Sergio Moraes def. Thiago Rela by submission (heel hook) R1
Thiago ‘Bodao’ Perpetuo def. Joao Paulo De Souza by decision
Delson Heleno def. Gilberto Galvao by decision
Renee Forte def. Fabio Bolinho by decision
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira def. Samuel Trindade by decision

Featherweight Results:
Rony Mariano def. Dileno Lopes by TKO, R1
Godofredo de Oliveira def. Johnny Goncalves by submission (triangle choke), R1
Hugo Viana def. Alexandre Ramos by TKO, R1
Rodrigo Damm def. Fabricio Guerrero by submission (rear naked choke) R2
Wagner ‘Galeto’ Campos def. Fernando Guerra by decision
Anistavio Medeiros def. Rafael Bueno by decision
John ‘Macapa’ Teixeira def. Giovanni Souza Jr. by submission (armbar) R1
Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius Pancini def. Peter Noble by TKO, R1


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