It’s Going To Be A Boy!
It’s Going to be a Boy!
"Little Axe Murderer" is on His Way
as Wanderlei Smiles Away
By Eduardo Alonso
A little more than a year after PRIDE Middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva and his wife Tea Ariadne got married in January of 2002, the Silva family is going to get bigger and as was the wish of the champion himself, the couple is going to get a baby boy! Wanderlei is already the father of a 6-year-old daughter named Rafaela, from a previous relationship, and has always voiced his desire to have a son to follow his footsteps in the NHB rings worldwide. This week, as he came back from weeks in Japan, he finally got confirmation from the doctors that the baby his wife is carrying is indeed going to be a boy, and he promptly told FCF first hand the great news! Needless to say the usually mean, agressive and merciless "Axe Murderer" was as happy as ever and all smiles with the news: "I’m so happy with this that it’s even hard to translate into words, hopefully now people will have to see a Silva brawling in the rings for a long time!" The baby is expected to come in August of 2003, coincidently in the same time of his likely fight against Quinton Jackson in PRIDE. Mr. and Mrs. Silva will now decide the name of the heir that will be the newest addition to the growing Chute Boxe family (Chute Boxe master Rudimar Fedrigo’s son Rigan was recently born). FCF Congratulates Wanderlei Silva and his wife and hopes to see the "Little Axe Murderer" come to the world in great health!
In other small Chute Boxe notes, the week promises to be very busy at training camp, with STORM Grand Prix coming up this Saturday and the participation of one of the team’s newest aditions, Jadson, in an NHB event defending the team’s flag for the first time this Friday. However, Muay Thai and NHB events aren’t the only thing shaking up the Chute Boxe headquarters, as an interesting surprise regarding the team will be revealed in the next "Brazilian Beat" coming later this week. Don’t miss it!
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Pancrase 2003 Hybrid Tour
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Place : Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium(Kanagawa, Japan)
Brazilian Gladiators 2:
Some Talent and a Lot of Guts
as Newcomers Battle in Santos
By Eduardo Alonso
This past Wednesday the city of Santos, located near Sao Paulo, held yet another NHB event in Brazil, showing that things are finally improving here, and now fighters have opportunities to perform more constantly than in the last few years. Brazilian Gladiators came into its second edition after more than 2 years of abscence, and it was most certainly a good opportunity for young fighters to make their NHB debut, as it was the case with most competitors on the card, but overall the show itself lacked in talent and skills, presenting some "Toughman-like" matches in terms of technique. Thankfully courage was never lacked during the bouts on part of the fighters.
The highlights of the card included Macaco student Treta showing solid Muay Thai skills and, after eating a punch to his face immediately as the fight started, needing only mere 25 seconds to knockout Ramon with a beatiful high-kick to the face! Also a stand out, newcomer Mauricio "Xuxa" pressed the action during the entire fight against Jiu Jitsu practitioner Fabiano Lopes, avoiding takedowns and punishing the butt-scooted opponet with potent kicks to his thighs and face until he wanted to more of the action and forfeited after trying rope escapes a couple of times. On the final match of the card Jiu Jitsu black belt Gabriel Napao also impressed the crowd showing he was on higher level than his lighter opponent, taking Cicero down at will, passing his guard and pounding his face with several punches leaving him with no choice but to tap out in the first round. All in all it was great to see that newcomers have some more ground to begin their careers and fighters such as Napao, Treta and Xuxa will likely use this as a needed step to the likes of MECA or Bitetti Combat. Hopefully Brazilian Gladiators 3 will come with improved talent for the next card, as FCF continues to bring you the best fighting coverage in Brazil, even in the smaller events! Here are the complete Results: