11 Apr TUF Brazil: Episode 3 notes and results
Episode 3-April 8, 2012.
Pepey (Team Belfort) says his victory on the last episode gave his team confidence. Hugo Wolverine (Team Belfort) agrees. Vitor Belfort has control after the win and gets to decide the fight match-up for this episode. The fight will be at middleweight.
Vitor Belfort watches his team train and talks to them about who wants to fight next. Daniel Sarafian says he wants to fight.
Massaranduba and Macarrao (Team Wanderlei) both believe Cezar Mutante will be Belfort’s first pick to fight. Both Massaranduba and Macarrao say they want to fight but believe the other will get picked.
Vitor Belfort selects Daniel Sarafian (7-2,Team Belfort) to fight Renee Forte (10-0,Team Wanderlei). Sarafian was Belfort’s 3rd pick and 6th overall in the fighter draft while Forte was Silva’s 6th pick and 11th overall.
Daniel Sarafian says he was bullied a bit for being fat when he was a child. He says he took up martial arts to defend himself from bullies.
Renee Forte says his mother died seven years ago, when he was eighteen, and it affected him deeply. Forte says he wants to be champion and change his history.
Pe De Chumbo (Team Wanderlei) gives a speech to his team at the house about working harder and taking advantage of the world-class coaching they have. Pe De Chumbo says they should divide the house and divide rooms they share with members of Team Belfort. Pe De Chmbo’s all agree. Hugo Wolverine (Team Belfort) says the idea makes him feel uneasy.
Gasparzinho (Team Belfort) is shown farting in Team Wanderlei’s room, running through the house naked and singing. Rodrigo Damm (Team Belfort) takes offense to some of Gasparzinho’s behavior.
UFC Heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos arrives to visit with both teams and watch the fight.
Daniel Sarafian (7-2,Team Belfort) versus Renee Forte (10-0,Team Wanderlei)
Round 1- Sarafian lands a leg kick-punch combination but gets hit with a jab and clinched against the fence. Forte pushes Sarafian against the cage and lands some punches. Sarafian charges back with a takedown and lands a solid punch in a scramble. Sarafian passes into half-guard and lands solid elbows from top position. Sarafian looks to pass but Forte uses the space to get back to his feet. Forte pushes Sarafian against the fence but takes a knee in the clinch and Sarafian circles away. Sarafian lands a two-punch combination and a solid leg kick that stumbles his opponent. Forte pushes Sarafian into the fence and looks for a takedown but Sarafian defends and circles away. Sarafian continues to land punches and a solid leg kick and scores a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the round. I would score Round 1 for Daniel Sarafian: 10-9
Round 2- Sarafian scores a solid leg kick and a nasty kick to the body that drops Forte. Sarafian works some ground and pound but cannot keep Forte down on the mat. Forte gets to his feet but eats some knees in the clinch and gets thrown down to the mat. Sarafian manages to take Forte’s back and sink in a rear-naked choke to force the submission.
Daniel Sarafian def. Renee Forte via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:54 in Round 2 to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil MW tournament
Wanderlei Silva says he is upset because his fighter did not perform up to expectations.
Junior Dos Santos visits the fighters at the house and talks to them about the fight and the dangers of dengue fever.
TUF Brazil Quick Results
Week 1- March 26, 2012- Preliminary bouts to enter TUF Brazil house
Rony Mariano (10-3) def. Dileno Lopes (7-0) via KO Round 1
Godofredo “Pepey” De Oliveira (8-0) def. Johnny “Cabeca” Goncalves (4-0) via submission (arm-bar) Round 1
Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (5-0) def. Alexandre Ramos (5-0) via KO (elbow) Round 1
Rodrigo Damm (9-5) def. Fabricio Guerrero (10-1) via submission (neck-crank) in Round 2
Wagner “Galeto” Campos (11-3) def. Fernando Duarte Guerra (10-1) via decision (3 rounds)
Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros (12-7) def. Rafael Bueno (7-1) via unanimous decision (3 rounds)
John “Macapa” Teixeira (12-0) def. Giovanni Souza jr. via submission (10-1) (arm-bar) Round 1
Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Pancini (19-3) def. Pedro Nobre (10-0) via KO (punch) Round 1
Francisco Drinaldo (10-1) def. Charles Michael (8-1) via KO Round 1
Cezar “Mutante” Ferriera (4-2) def. Gustavo Samapaio (5-1) via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 2
Daniel Sarafian (7-2) def. Richardson Moreira (3-0) via decision
Sergio “Serginho” Moraes (6-1) def. Thiago Rela (3-1) via submission (heel hook) in Round 1
Thiago “Bodao” Perpetuo (8-1) def. Jose Paulo “Tuba” De Souza (8-4) via unanimous decision
Delson “Pe de Chumbo” Heleno (23-6) def. Gilberto Galvao (17-4-1) via unanimous decision
Renee Forte (10-0) def. Fabio Bolinho (9-0) via unanimous decision
Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra (5-0) def. Samuel Trinidade (6-1) via unanimous decision (3 rounds)
Week 2- April 1, 2012- Godofredo “Pepey” De Oliveira (8-0, Team Belfort) def. Wagner “Galeto” Campos (11-3) via unanimous decision (no score given) to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil FW tournament
Week 3- April 8, 2012- Daniel Sarafian (7-2, Team Belfort) def. Renee Forte (10-0, Team Wanderlei) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:54 in Round 2 to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil MW tournament
Featherweight Semi-Finalists: Godofredo “Pepey” De Oliveira (8-0, Team Belfort) TBD, TBD, TBD
Middleweight Semi-Finalists: Daniel Sarafian (7-2, Team Belfort), TBD, TBD, TBD
Team Wanderlei Silva Featherweights: Rony “Jason” Mariano (10-3) 1st pick, 1st overall, John “Macapa” Teixiera (12-0) 3rd pick, 5th overall, Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Pancini (19-3) 5th pick, 9th overall, Wagner “Galeto” Campos (11-3) 7th pick, 13th overall,
Team Wanderlei Silva Middleweights: Delson “Pe de Chumbo” Heleno (23-6) 2nd pick, 3rd overall, Francisco “Massaranduba” Drinaldo (10-1) 4th pick, 7th overall, Renee Forte (10-0) 6th pick, 11th overall, Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra (5-0) 8th pick, 15th overall
Team Vitor Belfort Featherweights: Hugo ”Wolverine” Viana (5-0) 2nd pick, 4th overall, Rodrigo Damm (9-5) 4th pick, 8th overall, Godofredo “Pepey” De Oliveira (8-0) 6th pick, 12th overall, Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros (12-7) 8th pick, 16th overall
Team Vitor Belfort Middleweights: Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (4-2) 1st pick, 2nd overall, Daniel Sarafian (7-2) 3rd pick, 6th overall, Thiago “Bodao” Perpetuo (8-1) 5th pick, 10th overall, Sergio “Serginho” Moraes (6-1) 7th pick, 14th overall