Bitetti Combat 2 Shows The Evolutionof Brazilian Northeastern Fighters
Bitetti Combat 2 Shows the Evolution
of Brazilian Northeastern Fighters
By Eduardo Alonso
The second edition of Bitetti Combat Nordeste took place this past Thursday, March 20th, and FCF was there to bring you all the action as always! Due to poor weather conditions a crowd of little more than 5,000 spectators showed up at the huge Machadinho arena, still guaranteeing a good public on hand. However, those 5,000 on hand were very noisy and supported the local fighters through the eight fights of the night, and there were plenty of local talents performing. With a massive coverage of the local press, the presence of “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort, who is a popular celebrity in Brazil and made his debut as an NHB referee in the first two fights [The other referees were Amaury Bitetti and IVC veteran Artur Mariano], and some intriguing fights on the card, there were plenty of attractions at the event. All in all Bitetti Combat 2 truly delivered and showed a considerable improvement from the first edition. The production side of it was very satisfactory, including Kipp Kollar’s help providing the gloves for the fighters, although some mistakes were present that will hopefully be corrected for the next edition. Promoters Amaury Bitetti and Conrado Carlos are promising a better one for the next event, and by doing so they’ll consolidate Bitetti Combat as the second best event in South America, right behind MECA, so let’s wait for Bitetti Combat 3! Here’s a brief rundown of the fights, including the Terere’s controversial loss, and as always see the next edition of FCF for more details on the show!
Don’t miss a full report with more details on all that went down at Bitetti Combat 2, straight from Natal in Brazil in the next issue of Full Contact Fighter, where you always find the Undefeated No Holds Barred news coverage of the world!
From the event’s promoter:
RITC 46 – Results
US Marine Sergeant Justin Nauling Named FOTN
33 fighters checked in for our mid-week version of Rage in the Cage. 14 matches, with 16 debut fighters, "rocked" Graham Central Station before a standing room only crowd.
The most dramatic moment of the evening occurred when Adrian Foster scored a devastating knock out just 15 seconds into round 1 with a kick that landed flush to the head of his opponent.
It was very fitting that United States Marine Sergeant Justin Nauling was named fighter of the night (FOTN). Justin scored an impressive round 2 submission victory over the #4 ranked RITC middleweight. This extends Justin’s unbeaten streak to 3 with all wins by submission. Other candidates for FOTN honors were Ed West, Greg Rodriguez, Jamie Varner, Joe Vigil, Sean Brandt, Jeremiah Shivers, Gabe Rivas, Allen Branson, Adrian Foster, Herb Garcia and Cory Timmerman.
Ed West (143 lbs), Hinzman’s Martial Arts
Greg Rodriguez (145 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts
Jamie Varner (158 lbs), Mahatos
Joe Vigil (156 lbs), Team Phoenix
Sean Brandt (164 lbs), Brausa Academy
Jeremiah Shivers (168 lbs), Steve Judson BJJ/Leininger Dojo
Gabe Rivas (165 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts
Justin Nauling (168 lbs), Brausa Academy
Allen Branson (180 lbs), Freestyle
Eric Markoff (175 lbs), Leininger Dojo
Adrian Foster (190 lbs), Team Phoenix
Rocky Revel (204 lbs), Debrazil/Rey Diogo
Herb Garcia (305 lbs), Asher Combat Academy
Cory Timmerman (311 lbs), Brausa Academy
RITC 47 – Unstoppable