While the majority of North American mixed martial arts fans spent the weekend enveloped in the showcase that was The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, the Brazilian crowd was treated to a solid card in the shape of Shooto: Brazil 23.
Headlined by a showcase bout for Glover Teixeira, who met MMA neophyte Simao Melo, the card featured multiple knockouts and submissions.
Teixeira, who hasn’t dropped a bout since 2005, did as was expected, rendering Melo unconscious in less than two minutes. Nova Uniao product Giovani Diniz also showcased his finishing skills as he dispatched of Thiago Henrique Felix in just 34 seconds.
In the evenings co-headliner, UFC veteran Antonio Mendes earned a clear-cut decision victory over Cleber Tavares de Moura.
Check out the full results for Shooto: Brazil 23 below.
1 Joao Mineiro def Leandro Baiano via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) rd. 1
2 Emerson Ferreira def Rafael Correira via Submission (Armbar) rd. 1
3 Julio Cezar de Lima def Apoeno Lobo via Decision (Unanimous)
4 Paulo Dantas def Elifrank Cariolano via TKO (Knee and Punches) rd. 2
5 Giovani Diniz def Thiago Henrique Felix via KO (Punch) rd. 1
6 Andrew Tigrao def Marcos Antonio Santana via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) rd. 1
7 Antonio Mendes def Cleber Tavares de Moura via Decision (Unanimous)
8 Glover Teixeira def Simao Melo via KO (Punches) rd. 1