Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs Sam Sicilia
Bezerra missed with a wild head kick and fell to the mat early on, but he got to his feet and badly rocked Sicilia with a big left hook. Sicilia recovered and rushed forward with punches that missed. Bezerra landed a hard right hand and a knee, but Sicilia took him down. Sicilia postured up with right hands and Bezerra countered with a triangle armbar attempt.
Sicilia pulled his arm free and landed punches until referee Fernando Yamasaki intervened for a ridiculous and unnecessary standup. Bezerra scored with a flying knee to the upper body and the fighters unloaded with power punches. Bezerra repeatedly landed with uppercuts and left hooks. He managed to duck under most of Sicilia’s counters. 10-9 Bezerra.
Sicilia landed a lunging right hook in round two, but Bezerra stayed out of range and picked his shots with counters. A right hand and a body kick scored for Sicilia and he followed with another kick soon after. Sicilia fired off a one-two to the body, but Bezerra countered a clinch attempt with a big knee.
Sicilia recovered and backed Bezerra up with a right hook and a one-two. Bezerra flurried to the body and the fighters traded right hooks. Bezerra lost his balance, but he got back to his feet and sent Sicilia to the mat with a counter right after catching a kick. Bezerra dove in with punches and hammerfists and the fight was stopped.
Winner: Rony Mariano Bezerra by TKO (Punches) at 4:16 of round two. He improves to 12-3-0.
Gleison Tibau vs Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo
Tibau countered an early clinch by locking on a standing guillotine choke. He pulled guard with the hold, but Trinaldo escaped and the fighters traded punches on the feet. Tibau scored with a hard left hook and caught a kick. He took Trinaldo down again and landed punches on the way up.
Trinaldo flurried to the body and head and missed with a wild looping left. Tibau clinched and put Trinaldo up against the fence. Trinaldo broke away and landed knees to the head and body. Tibau took him down and landed on top in guard. He landed short strikes from the top until the bell. 10-9 Tibau.
After an exchange of jabs in round two, Tibau landed a nice left cross and clinched against the fence. Trinaldo broke away and floored Tibau with a left hook to the temple. He pounced onto Tibau’s back and nearly secured a rear-naked choke, but Tibau managed to break his grip. Trinaldo switched to an arm-triangle choke and Tibau narrowly escaped.
Trinaldo postured up with punches and elbows from Tibau’s guard and continued to punish Tibau with more strikes. He passed to half-guard and landed hammerfists to Tibau’s face. In the final 30 seconds, Trinaldo once again postured up and landed punches and short elbows to the body to close out the round. 10-9 Trinaldo.
The final round began with a lengthy exchange of haymaker left hooks. Trinaldo mixed in knees, but Tibau took him down and landed hammerfists from Trinaldo’s guard. The fighters were stood up, but Tibau promptly took Trinaldo back down and resumed working from his guard. Tibau passed to mount and then locked on an arm-triangle choke. He tried to move to side control, but Trinaldo defended and eventually escaped. Tibau eyed a keylock before the bell. 10-9 Tibau.
Winner: Gleison Tibau by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) after three rounds. He improves to 26-8-0.
Diego “Ceara” Brandao vs Joey “The Raging Warrior” Gambino
Brandao hurt Gambino right away with a head kick and landed punches on the ground. Gambino scrambled to his feet and the fighters traded kicks to the lead leg and body. Big punches were exchanged and Brandao landed a side kick to the body. Gambino answered with right hands and clinched, but Brandao threw him to the mat. Brandao worked from the top with short strikes until Gambino battled back to his feet. Gambino landed a left hook and a spinning back kick. 10-9 Brandao.
The second round began with an exchange of flashy kicks from both fighters. A huge right hook sent Gambino crashing to the mat and Brandao moved to mount. Gambino scrambled back to guard and Brandao landed elbows from the top. Gambino locked on an armbar and Brandao stood up to escape.
On the feet, Brandao landed a left hook to the body and a leg kick. He clinched and slammed Gambino down to the ground. Gambino held on and referee Fernando Yamasaki intervened for a quick standup. Gambino pressed forward with punches, but he was unable to land anything before the bell. 10-9 Brandao.
Gambino jabbed and kept Brandao at bay with kicks in round three. He flurried with punches, but Brandao caught a kick and dropped him with a counter right. Gambino stood and Brandao took him down against the cage. From the top in Gambino’s guard, Brandao landed punches and elbows. Gambino attempted a triangle choke and an armbar, but Brandao easily escaped and the fighters stood. Gambino began to flurry, but Brandao cracked him with a counter right. 10-9 Brandao.
Winner: Diego Brandao by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds. He improves to 15-8-0.
Sergio “The Panther” Moraes vs Renne Forte
Moraes took Forte down very briefly and the fighters clinched against the cage just past the one-minute mark. Forte was able to break away, but Moraes closed in and took him down once more. Forte stood and Moraes threw him to the mat. He tried to transition to a rear-naked choke, but Forte wound up on top and dropped punches from a standing position. Back on the feet, Forte threw a right hook and a head kick. Little transpired in the final minute. 10-10.
Forte narrowly missed with a front kick to the face in round two and landed a follow-up one-two. Moraes dumped him to the mat and landed a knee to the body on the way up. Forte avoided a clinch attempt and landed a nice body kick. Moraes clinched and landed a knee to the face. The crowd began to grow restless with the lack of action. The fighters were separated and Forte landed a hard uppercut and a looping hook. 10-10.
Jabs were exchanged in the opening minute of round three and both fighters landed looping hooks. Forte backed Moraes up with punches, but Moraes regained his footing and scored a takedown into back control. Moraes worked for a standing neck crank and Forte tried to dump him forward onto his head. It did not work and Moraes tightened the neck crank for the tapout victory.
Winner: Sergio Moraes by Submission (Neck Crank) at 3:10 of round three. He improves to 7-2-0.
Chris Camozzi vs Luiz “Banha” Cane
Camozzi opened the fight with overhand lefts and right hooks. He caught a kick from Cane, but Cane took his back and dragged him to the mat. Cane quickly worked for a rear-naked choke, but Camozzi defended well. Cane landed punches and a knee on the way up as the fighters stood.
Camozzi flurried with punches and landed repeatedly. Cane scored with a combination of his own, but Camozzi countered with a knee to the body. The fighters exchanged punches and Camozzi landed a hard right hook before the bell. Very close round. 10-9 Camozzi.
The second round began with an exchange of leg kicks and punches. Camozzi countered Cane’s punches with more leg kicks and right hooks. A left hook scored for Camozzi and Cane answered with a one-two. Camozzi landed a knee and the fighters traded punches. Cane avoided a takedown and landed a knee, but Camozzi hurt him with a quick one-two. 10-9 Camozzi.
Both fighters scored with hooks and combinations early in the final round. Cane was more active in the final round, but Camozzi continued to effectively counter all of his strikes. More punches were exchanged and Camozzi shrugged off a takedown attempt. Cane landed a hard left cross and tried for another takedown. Camozzi again avoided it, but he ate a vicious one-two just before the bell. 10-9 Cane.
Winner: Chris Camozzi by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) after three rounds. He improves to 18-5-0.
Cristiano Marcello vs Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi
Madadi pressed the action early on with punches and Marcello countered with quick shots as he circled on the outside. Marcello attempted a head kick and Madadi replied with a Superman Punch that set off an exchange of punches. Madadi landed a pair of hooks and he backed Marcello up with more looping punches. The fighters clinched against the cage until Marcello broke away. He kicked at Madadi’s lead leg until Madadi took him down. Marcello stood and attempted a spinning back kick before the bell. 10-9 Madadi.
Madadi was aggressive with punches again in round two, but Marcello landed a nice uppercut in return. Madadi landed more big punches and Marcello returned fire. Marcello landed a body kick and a right hook, but Madadi backed him up with a series of uppercuts. Marcello threw a left hook to the liver and a front kick. Madadi unloaded with looping haymakers, but only managed to land one of his punches.
Marcello kicked at Madadi’s ribs, but Madadi rocked him with a right hand and swarmed with more punches. Marcello recovered and threw a combination in return. The fight briefly went to the mat with Madadi on top, but referee Fernando Yamasaki stood the fighters up within seconds. Madadi walked forward with punches and Marcello landed a counter right. 10-9 Madadi.
Both fighters landed hard right hooks and body kicks in round two. Madadi took Marcello down and Marcello kicked him off. Back on the feet, Marcello jabbed and Madadi answered with some of his own. Madadi avoided a spinning back kick and taunted. A big uppercut scored for Madadi, but Marcello answered with a knee and walked Madadi down with body shots. Marcello was active with punches and kicks in the final 30 seconds. 10-9 Marcello.
Winner: Cristiano Marcello by Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) after three rounds. He improves to 13-4-0.