23 Apr TUF Brazil: Episode 5 notes and results
Episode 5- April 22, 2012
The fight for this episode will be at middleweight. Wanderlei Silva says he would pick Massaranduba (Team Wanderlei) to face Cezar Mutante (Team Vitor), but it is up to Team Vitor Belfort after winning the fight last week.
Rodrigo Damm (Team Vitor) is the only fighter to not attend the fight announcement. He is resting after his war last week.
Vitor Belfort announces Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (4-2) to fight Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra (5-0, Team Wanderlei) on this episode. Cezar Mutante was Team Vitor’s 1st pick, 2nd overall in the draft. Macarrao was Team Wanderlei’s 8th selection, 15th overall.
Gasparzinho says he thinks Vitor gave Cezar Mutante an easier fight because they are friends from outside The Ultimate Fighter.
Thiago Bodao (Team Vitor) says he was upset because he thinks Vitor is protecting Cezar Mutante. Rony Jason (Team Wanderlei) says the match-up for Cezar Mutante means Bodao and Serginho (Team Vitor) will get the tougher fights. Cezar Mutante says it was “an intelligent choice, and I’m sure the rest of the team will be happy with it.”
Serginho is crying after the fight announcement. Vitor Belfort tells Serginho to trust him and that he is his friend.
Cezar Mutante lost his mother to cancer when he was 12 years old. Mutante struggled with his alcoholic father and drug addicted brother until he met Vitor Belfort at age 17. When Belfort moved to Las Vegas, he told Mutante that he had a future and to come with him. Mutante began training with world-class fighters and it changed his life and fight game.
The Ultimate Fighter house is a mess and the fighters talk about cleaning up after themselves.
Gasparzinho (Team Vitor) is entertaining some of the fighters in their room. Rodrigo Damm is annoyed.
Renato “Babalu” Sobral is shown teaching Team Wanderlei wrestling techniques.
Gasparzinho is claiming someone stole one of his TUF t-shirts.
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (4-2) versus Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra (5-0, Team Wanderlei) (TUF Brazil middleweight quarter-finals)
Round 1- Macarrao lands a solid leg kick as the fighters look for their distance in the opening minute. Cezar Mutante lands a huge punch that staggers his opponent but Macarrao recovers. Macarrao lands a good counter left hook but takes a punch to the body. Macarrao lands another outside leg kick and drops Mutante with a left hand. Mutante pops back up to his feet and regains composure but eats several more punches. Mutante charges Macarrao against the fence looking for a takedown but Macarrao defends and lands another solid punch. Mutante lands a takedown in the final 45 seconds of the round and tries to take Macarrao’s back but Macarrao gets back to his feet and lands a knee to the body as time expires. I would score Round 1 for Macarrao: 10-9
Round 2- Mutante misses a superman punch but uses his momentum to push Macarrao against the fence in a clinch. Mutante scores a huge slam on Macarrao and lands in side-control. Macarrao attempts to get to this feet but Mutante locks in a guillotine choke to force the submission.
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira def. Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 2 to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil middleweight tournament.
Wanderlei Silva says he is very proud of Macarrao and his performance. Macarrao is upset that he lost because he feels he had many opportunities tow in the fight. Macarrao says he will be world champion and is very angry that he lost.
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
Week 4- April 15, 2012- Rodrigo Damm (9-5, Team Vitor) def. John “Macapa” Teixeira (12-0, Team Wanderlei) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil featherweight tournament
Week 5- April 22, 2012- Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira def. Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 2 to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil middleweight tournament.
Featherweight Semi-Finalists: Godofredo “Pepey” De Oliveira (8-0, Team Vitor) Rodrigo Damm (9-5, Team Vitor), TBD, TBD
Middleweight Semi-Finalists: Daniel Sarafian (7-2, Team Vitor), Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (4-2, Team Vitor), 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
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