Meca World Vale Tudo 6just One Day Away!
MECA World Vale Tudo 6
Just One Day Away!
By Eduardo Alonso
The most important NHB event in Brazil right now, MECA World Vale Tudo, is just one day away from its 6th event! In this edition MECA promises to have the best show yet, and some of the results from the event will be a major factor for several athletes’ careers. The event that will be held in Curitiba, on January 31st will feature a 10-fight card for the first time in MECA history. Not only that, but the event will feature the return of several MECA veterans, such as Luiz Azeredo and Anderson Silva, and the participation of seasoned international veterans such as Carlos Barreto and Jorge Macaco Patino. If that is not enough to guarantee the excitement, promoter Rudimar Fedrigo is promising the biggest production ever assembled for a MECA event, with indoor fireworks and plenty of surprises!
The show will be broadcast live on Pay-per-view in Brazil, and will also have the presence of an unbelievable cast of NHB stars! Among those who are likely to attend the event are Pride heavyweight champion Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira, the "Zen Machine" Mario Sperry, Pride middleweight champion Vanderlei Silva, Pele Landi, Carlson Gracie, Eugenio Tadeu, and even Pedro Rizzo is expected to appear at the event. FCF will also be there to cover the event!
The weigh-ins and the rules meeting will be held today at the Caravelle Palace Hotel, where most of the fighters will be lodged, at 7 PM Brazilian time. There are some rule changes this time, the event will now use the same rules as PRIDE, with the first round lasting 10 minutes and the second and third lasting 5 minutes each, and no elbows are allowed. One of the surprises for the event is that there will be more than one referee at the show. There’s a very good chance that Vanderlei Silva may be among the referees for the event. Plenty of heat is expected, with some big rivalries in Brazil on the line. With the injury suffered by Murilo Ninja, the event’s card suffered a minor change, and his replacement will be another MECA and WVC veteran, "Diamante Negro." Here’s the official card for the event:
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT:
Here’s a preview of some of the more important and intriguing match-ups scheduled for the event:
Zinho vs. Daniel Acácio:
Luiz Azeredo vs. Cristiano Marcello:
Nilson de Castro vs. Alexandre Gomes:
Anderson Silva vs Jucao:
Jucao is a brown belt from the Brazilian Top Team, and he will come to Curitiba with an amazing team in his corner… Minotauro, Sperry and more. Coming from the BTT, Jucao is likely to have some serious ground skills, and will surely be well rounded and prepared for battle. However he has a very difficult task ahead of him: to beat one of the most respected and talented fighters in the world, Anderson Silva. Anderson needs no introduction to any NHB fan, and he is the only man to beat Hayato Sakurai so far. Seeing Anderson in the ring is always impressive, with arguably the best jab in NHB right now, and some serious all around Muay Thai skills, Anderson seems to never lose his temper. The way he fights usually takes his opponents out of their game plans. In addition to all if this, Anderson also has a brown belt in BJJ! The Chute Boxe team and the Brazilian Top Team are the most successful teams in Brazil right now, and every time they clash in the ring anything can happen.
Jorge "Macaco" Patino vs. Gustavo "Ximu":
Jorge "Navalhada" vs. "Diamante Negro":
Carlos Barreto vs. Marcelo Souza:
UCC 7 "Bad Boys"
By "The Shooter’s Shooter" Mike McNeil
Reality Combat XII
The Main Event in New Orleans Louisiana
Karl Schmidt and Alan Herbert unveiled their 13th edition of their successful promotion at former World Champion kickboxer, Joey Ancona’s nightclub the "Main Event". The nightclub located in New Orleans legendary "Fat City" section played host to some "Phat" fighting action, the quick results are as follows.
Jacob Quick def. Courtney Ray – side choke 1:05 R2
Dennis McCarty def. Mark Whitfield – triangle choke 1:54 R1
Trey Murphy def. Lyle Johnson – rear-naked choke 2:15 R3
John McCaul def. Mike Colley – rear-naked choke 2:42 R1
Gabb Barahona def. Lance Clements – tap out (strikes) 2:24 R1
Mike Kennedy def. Jake Kurtz – tap out (Kurtz injured knee during a scramble)
Bret May def. Kurt Blanchard – arm triangle 2:09
After rolling Sayavongsa out of the mount, Folse delivers an intentional headbutt. Referee Mike Gallo stops the action, delivers a warning and a point deduction. The action continues and Folse inexplicably delivers three more butts while he and Sayavongsa are clinched. Gallo immediately halted the action, and disqualified Folse. "I lost my head," said a disappointed Folse. "I got frustrated on the ground and instead of concentrating on winning, I lost my cool." Referee Mike Gallo said, "I don’t know if he was just frustrated because it wasn’t going his way or what, but it was an easy decision for me to stop the fight. I warned him, gave him a chance to collect himself, then as soon as I restart the fight he does it again. We are just not going to allow that."
From the event’s promoter Jamie Levine:
RSF 7 Results
Here are the Quick Results of RSF # 7 held Sat Jan 26th: