06 May TUF Brazil: Episode 6 notes and results
Episode 6- April 29, 2012
Cezar Mutante says Team Vitor’s motto is “Live for the moment.”
Rony Jason (Team Wanderlei) says he does not want to fight Gasparzinho (Team Vitor) because they have lived and trained together for two years.
Gasparzinho is anxious to get his fight over with.
Vitor Belfort says he and Wanderlei have agreed the next two fights will be at featherweight. Belfort says he was thinking about the previous fights and believes Macarrao (Team Wanderlei) deserves to be in the UFC despite his loss to Cezar Mutante in the previous episode.
Wanderlei Silva says he’s sick of hearing Vitor Belfort’s speeches.
Vitor Belfort selects Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Pancini (19-3, Team Wanderlei) to fight Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (5-0, Team Vitor) on this episode’s featherweight quarter-final. Vina was selected 5th by Team Wanderlei, 9th overall in the draft while Hugo Wolverine was selected 2nd by Team Vitor, 4th overall.
That means Gasparzinho will face Rony Jason in the final featherweight quarter-final bout on next week’s episode. Both fighters are upset they have to face each other. Wanderlei says there was no need for the friends to fight this early in the competition.
Hugo Wolverine says he has been a mixed-martial artist for two years and is also a physiotherapist. Wolverine says he started training martial arts at 9 years old. Wolverine says he gets his fighting spirit from his mother and his father is an intellectual. Wolverine’s father is a Federal Attorney who stressed education as a priority. Wolverine’s father paid for him to go to college and learn English.
Vina Pancini says he worked from the age of 12 to help his family. Pancini says he came from the slums. Vina says his mother let him open a small gym in their garage so he could train people. Vina begins to get emotional when he starts talking about people that he helps train that have no money. Vina says he takes from his own pocket to help others and wishes everyone could have some money in their pockets.
Godofredo Pepey (Team Vitor) says he’s not sure if the other fighters like him. Massaranduba (Team Wanderlei) says Pepey is very arrogant. Vina Pancini says he does not like Pepey and says he is not what a fighter should be. Vina says Pepey is rowdy and ignorant.
Vina Pancini says that on the day of your fight you’re allowed to make a special meal request. Hugo Wolverine orders a large order of Burger King so he can share with his teammates.
Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Pancini (19-3, Team Wanderlei) versus Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (5-0, Team Vitor) (TUF Brazil FW quarter-final)
Round 1- Wolverine charges in with a flurry of punches but Vina clinches him up against the cage and lands knees to the body. Wolverine pushes Vina away and lands a punch that makes Vina slip and fall to the mat. Vina gets to his feet and takes a punching combination to the head from Wolverine. Hugo Wolverine lands a kick to the body but Vina answers with a leg kick. Vina’s leg kick causes him to slip and fall to his back on the mat. Wolverine looks for an opening from the standing position but is unable to land and the referee makes Vina stand. Wolverine lands punches to the body and a takedown in the final minute of the round. Wolerine lands wild punches from the guard as the round comes to a close. I would score Round 1 for Hugo Wolverine: 10-9
Round 2- Vina lands a solid leg kick and blocks Wolverine’s punching combo in the opening minute of the round. Vina lands a spinning back kick to the body but Wolverine hits back with a leg kick. Vina shoots in for a takedown but is unable to keep Wolverine on the mat. Vina keeps a clinch on Wolverine and lands several solid knees to the body. Vina lands a punch to the head and clinches with Wolverine against the cage. Wolverine pushes Vina against the fence but Vina pushes away and lands a punch. Wolverine lands a 2-punch combination but Vina fires back with punches of his own as he continues to press the action. Wolverine lands a leg kick but Vina lands a right hand and continues to stay out of range of Wolverine’s punches. Wolverine lands another leg kick and a body kick and the fighters exchange punches as the round comes to an end. I would score Round 2 for Vina Pancini: 10-9
Hugo”Wolverine” Viana def. Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Pancini via unanimous decision (no score given) to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil featherweight tournament.
Vitor Belfort is pleased and says his goal is to have all 8 of his fighters reach the semi-finals.
Hugo Wolverine says he was crying after the fight but his coaches told him to stop crying because there are more fights ahead.
Team Wanderlei coach Rafael Cordeiro tells Vina that they were telling him to take Wolverine down and attack but he was not listening. Wanderlei Silva says his team is not listening to his coaches and they are not able to “engage with these guys.” Wanderlei is frustrated after 6 straight losses and no victories. Rafael Cordeiro says the fighters are all diamonds in the rough that need to be polished. But it feels like the guys are not trusting the hands that are trying to polish them.
Lyoto Machida comes to the house to talk to the fighters. All the competitors are happy to see Machida. Machida tells the fighters to act like champions and be respectful at all times. Machida gives the fighters a nice pep talk that everyone appreciates.
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.
Week 6- April 29, 2012- Hugo”Wolverine” Viana def. Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Pancini via unanimous decision (no score given) to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil featherweight tournament.
Featherweight Semi-Finalists: Godofredo “Pepey” De Oliveira (8-0, Team Vitor) Rodrigo Damm (9-5, Team Vitor), Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (5-0, Team Vitor), 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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