TUF Brazil: Episode 7 notes and results

Episode 7- May 7, 2012
Gasparzinho (Team Vitor) v. Rony Jason (Team Wanderlei) will take place on this episode. Rony Jason was picked 1st overall in the draft by Team Wanderlei Silva. Gasparzinho was picked 8th by Team Vitor, 16th (last) overall.  The bout will be the last quarter-final in the featherweight division.
Wanderlei Silva said he did not want to see this fight because Gasparzinho and Rony Jason are friends from outside the competition.
Gasparzinho is upset because he was picked last in the draft, is the last to fight and is being forced to fight a friend in the quarter-finals.
Vitor Belfort says Gasparzinho has talent and guts. Gasparzinho says his parents divorced when he was 9 years old and his father left. Gasparzinho says he didn’t see his father for 4 or 5 years. Gasparzinho began training in karate and tae kwon do before moving to capoeira. He then started training jiu-jitsu. Gasparzinho says he was involved in drugs and crime between the ages of 16-20 but began taking martial arts more seriously and changed his life.
Rony Jason says he was studying law but quit to become a professional fighter. Rony Jason says he wants to be a UFC champion. Rony says his brother is a crack-addict who suffered relapse days before he entered TUF. Rony Jason says that his brother is his hero and he fights for him. Rony Jason says his mother is his life and if he had “30% of her strength not even Cigano or Jon Jones would stop me.”
Team Wanderlei coach Rafael Cordeiro to use his knees in the fight and that will be the key to victory.
Rony Jason tells a teammate he is afraid of getting tired. Serginho (Team Vitor) says his team knows Rony Jason lacks conditioning and can get tired.
Vitor Belfort told his team that Dana White had given him the option to replace a middleweight and a featherweight on his team. White never said that, Vitor is using the story to motivate his team. Belfort makes his team all talk to the camera for 30 seconds to say why they should stay. Members of Team Vitor are skeptical about the story but do work harder just in case Belfort is telling the truth.
Lyoto Machida arrives to the TUF gym on fight day to give a pep talk to Gasparzinho and Rony Jason.
Rony “Jason” Mariano (10-3, Team Wanderlei) v. Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros (12-7, Team Vitor) TUF Brazil FW quarter-final
Round 1- Rony Jason lands a solid right hand and knee to the body but pauses for a moment after an accidental poke to Gasparzinho’s eye. Gasparzinho comes back and lands a huge right hook that drops Rony Jason. Gasparzinho goes for ground and pound but Rony Jason attempts an arm-bar. Gasparzinho tries to shake out of the hold but is unable to do so and is forced to submit. It appears Gasparzinho verbally submit and may have injured his arm.
Rony “Jason” Mariano def. Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros via submission (arm-bar) Round 1 (no time given) to advance to semi-finals of TUF Brazil FW tournament
Wanderlei Silva has words for Vitor Belfort after the fight in the octagon and says: “Are you happy now? Making two friends fight.” Vitor claims there was no other option but Wanderlei claims otherwise. Wanderlei and Vitor continue to argue and are held apart by referee Mario Yamasaki. Wanderlei is very upset despite his team winning for the first time in the competition. Belfort claims he did not know the two were friends and did not want to fight each other. Belfort also claims it was a team decision amongst his coaches for Gasparzinho to fight Rony Jason.
Vitor Belfort tells Gasparzinho that they showed that they may be friends but this is just a sport. Wanderlei tells Vitor to “go to hell.”
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TUF Brazil Quick Results
Week 1- March 26, 2012- Preliminary bouts to enter TUF Brazil house
Featherweight results
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
Middleweight results
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.
Week 7- May 7, 2012- Rony “Jason” Mariano def. Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros via submission (arm-bar) Round 1 (no time 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), Rony “Jason” Mariano (10-3, Team Wanderlei)
Middleweight Semi-Finalists: Daniel Sarafian (7-2, Team Vitor), Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (4-2, Team Vitor), TBD, TBD
Teams
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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