300 Sparta MMA 26: Peruvian prospects Jesus Pinedo & Daniel Marcos thrill the Lima crowd
Lima, Peru – A trio of intriguing undefeated South American prospects competed in the featured fights at Friday’s 300 Sparta MMA 26, and by-and-large the night turned out well for the local Peruvian talents who graced the headlining spots. Read on for highlights from the top bouts, plus clips and full fight video courtesy of the 300 Sparta MMA promotion on Facebook.
135: The main event contest at 300 Sparta MMA 26 featured Tapology #1 ranked Peruvian bantamweight Daniel Marcos (10-0, #246 World) in action against one of the toughest opponents of his young career, Minas Gerais Brazil regional talent Gabriel Pimenta (7-3). Every one of Pimenta’s career wins have come by finish, with all the losses by decision; that trend continued on this evening as Marcos used superior wrestling and positional control to dominate a bout that graded out as a grappling contest. The 25 year old “Soncora” remained undefeated dating back to his perfect amateur career. With three straight main event victories over regional foes, Marcos has set himself up for an international opportunity whenever he decides it’s time to take his well-rounded skillset outside his native Peru.
Watch the full Marcos vs Pimenta fight courtesy of the promotion:
SONCORA (Peru) vs PIMENTA (Brasil)
SONCORA (Peru) vs PIMENTA (Brasil) Full FightPosted by 300 Sparta on Saturday, June 16, 2018
145: At just 21 years old, “El Mudo” Jesus Pinedo (15-4-1, #403 World) stepped into the cage for the 20th time as a professional at 300 Sparta MMA 26 and looked like a seasoned competitor versus previously undefeated Brazilian Carlos Alexandre (5-1). Pinedo showed the confidence to use high impact techniques successfully, including a pair of kicks that debilitated Alexandre before the round 2 finish via ground strikes. Awesome work from the experienced youngster, who has taken out six straight foes as he continues to ascend the South American ranks.
Flying head kick? ☑️— DC (@FightFan_DC) June 17, 2018
Liver kick? ☑️
Vicious ground strikes? ☑️
21 year old Peruvian featherweight prospect Jesus Pinedo (15-4-1, #403 World) dished out all sorts of violence at Friday's #300SpartaMMA26 versus previously undefeated Brazilian Carlos Alexandre (5-1) pic.twitter.com/CgQBMbWAj4
135: Peruvian bantamweight standouts Rodrigo Vera (6-0-1) and Carlos Huachin Quiroz (8-3-2, #213 World) went to war for three rounds but emerged from the bout with a draw. Fans posting on 300 Sparta MMA’s Facebook page seemed to think that the 22 year old Rodrigo Vera should have earned the decision, but at the very least he got to keep the “0” in his loss column intact in a massive step up in competition.
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