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Friday, May 28, 2004

Minotauro Set To Face Herring, Brazilian Top Team Looking To Triumph In Korea, Wanderlei Silva Continues To Hit Brazilian Mainstream And A Solid Card For Meca 11!

Minotauro set to face Herring, Brazilian Top Team looking to triumph in Korea, Wanderlei Silva continues to hit Brazilian mainstream and a solid card for MECA 11!

The Brazilian Beat:
      In the last Brazilian Beat of May of 2004 the focus is already set for June, as next month promises a lot of interesting things for an MMA fan, being him from anywhere in the world. June will bring the second round of the PRIDE GP, that because of the card’s single matches, such as Quinton Jackson against Ricardo Arona, promises to be more interesting than the first round of the same Heavyweight GP. Also, June will treat Brazilian fans to MECA 11, in one of the best cards every put together at this Brazilian promotion, with some intriguing match-ups. Besides those two marquee happenings for any Brazilian fan, June will witness to first big MMA show ever in Korea, with plenty of PRIDE and UFC veterans taking part on the card, and a handful of Brazilian fighters competing in it. So, with the eyes set on June we enjoy the last hours of May with news from both present and near future of the Brazilian MMA scene, FCF brings yet once again another Beat straight from the often hot, and now cold weather of Brazil [believe it or not it’s damn cold here now], enjoy the news!

  • As the second round of the PRIDE Heavyweight GP approaches and the date of departure for Japan grows near, the Brazilian Top Team headquarters is extremely busy. Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira is, although not officially confirmed, going to face Heath Herring in a rematch of the bout that gave Nogueira the PRIDE Heavyweight belt for the firs time back at PRIDE 17. Training has been tough as not only Mino is preparing for Herring, but Arona for his PRIDE comeback against Quinton Jackson, in two fights that are bound to be worth the ticket alone!
  • The PRIDE GP is not the only thing causing noise and keeping everybody busy at the BTT training camp, as four fighters from the team are preparing for the major Korean show that will take place in June as well. Although rumored to be facing Alistair Overeem in the show, Minotauro’s brother Rogerio Minotoro Nogueira will be fighting the "Brazilian Killa" Alex Stiebling, in a crucial match for both guys career. The other BTT members will have Japanese opponents at the Korean promotion, as Paulo Filho will fight Daijiro Matsui, Fabiano Capoane will be fighting Namekawa, and Claudio Godoy will be facing Hamada. Former Chute Boxe fighter Anderson Silva, who’s facing Jeremy Horn at the same show, has been training with Minotauro every now and then to help in Nogueira’s preparation for Herring, as well as his preparation for Jeremy Horn, of course.

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