Shooto Brasil 88 headliner Leonardo Limberger (pic: Nasgrades)

Shooto Brasil 88: Results & Clips of all the Action including 3 Big Title Fights

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Three title fights, three impressive performances at Shooto Brasil 88.  145 pound champ Leonardo Limberger defended his belt in the Shooto Brasil 88 main event superfight versus lightweight champ Fabricio Martins, joining new titleholders Glyan Alves and Gilberto Dias in the winners’ circle.  Read on for recaps & clips from an action-packed slate of fights broadcast on Combate Brasil!

 

 

Shooto Brasil 88 – 145 lb Title:

 

Leonardo Limberger (12-1, #100 World)

Unanimous Decision, 3 Rounds

Fabricio Martins (11-3, #156 World M155)

Shooto Brasil 88 was headlined by a superfight of sorts, as Shooto Brasil 155 pound champ Fabricio Martins stepped down in weight to clash with 145 pound champ Leonardo Limberger. Limberger had his foe on the ropes from the get-go as he dropped Martins with a huge punch in the opening seconds. Martins struggled back, and even managed to start applying offensive pressure by the end of round 1. But Fabricio found himself back on the canvas briefly in round 2 as Limberger’s potent right hand found the mark again. With the standup exchanges clearly going the 24 year old Limberger’s way, Martins switched gears to the grappling game and spent some time on top in round 3. It wasn’t enough for Martins to come close, as Limberger reversed position to cruise to the unanimous decision win and record a first successful defense of his Shooto Brasil 145 pound throne.

 

 

Shooto Brasil 88 – 140 lb Title:

 

Glyan Alves (12-3, #247 World M145)

KO, Round 3

Diego Ribeiro (8-2, #388 World M145)

For the first two rounds, it looked like Glyan Alves was having plenty of fun taunting Diego Ribeiro, but it looked like Ribeiro might be on track to score more points and take home the 140 pound super bantamweight belt. Then in the blink of an eye, Alves flipped the script with a flying knee followed by a standing knee to the face that put Ribeiro down on the canvas. Moments later, Glyan Alves put out his downed foe with punches to the face that earned him the Shooto Brasil title in stunning fashion!

 

 

Shooto Brasil 88 – 120 lb Title:

 

Gilberto Dias (23-5-1, #8 World M115)

Sub-RNC, Round 2

Werick Douglas (4-1) – 3 round title fight

Awesome comeback here from Gilberto Dias, as Werick “Dinamite” Douglas took the fight to the 28 fight veteran in round 1. After weathering the storm from the younger man, Dias tossed his man down and passed the tired Douglas’s guard before cinching up an elementary RNC. Good enough for Gilberto Dias to earn the Shooto Brasil 120 pound belt!

 

 

 

 Shooto Brasil 88 Undercard Highlights:

 

145: Thiago “Manchinha” Silva (14-6, #154 World)  TKO1  Alberto Jarrin (3-1)

Onetime ACB main eventer Thiago Silva wasted no time knocking down and finishing off outmatched Venezuelan Alberto Jarrin:

 

 

135: Luan Lacerda (9-1, #115 World)  Sub1-RNC  Carlos Alexandre (5-2)

Easy money here for Luan Lacerda, who used a high-risk hip toss to put Carlos Alexandre on the mat. From there, Lacerda effortlessly advanced to mount before swapping to back mount and squeezing out the round 1 finish.

 

 

205: Carlos “Bebezinho” Eduardo (4-1)  Sub2  Delan Monte (5-1, #193 World)

Delan Monte and Carlos Eduardo 100% threw down in a reckless brawl that spanned most of round 1. That was enough to tax the system of Monte, who gave up a takedown in round 2 and promptly tapped out to a face crank for his first pro loss.

 

 

170: Claudio Rocha (8-9)  Sub2-Kneebar  Murilo Filho (9-6)

Murilo Filho looked like the better fighter early as he nearly finished in round 1, but one slip-up was all it took to tip the scales in Claudio Rocha’s favor. Rocha snatched a kneebar in a scramble and promptly forced the round 2 submission, for his fifth finish in six fights after starting out 3-8 as a pro.

 

 

W105: Valesca Machado (4-2)  SD3  Monique Azevedo (3-1)

This was another excellent undercard contest at Shooto Brasil 88, featuring plenty of toe-to-toe brawling throughout. Valesca “Tina” Machado tipped the scales in her favor with timely takedowns that convinced 2 of the 3 judges to award her the decision.

 

 

170: Luiz Fabiano (3-1)  UD3  Walber dos Anjos (1-1)

Crazy fight here, which saw both men go all-out for the full 15 minutes. Plenty of offense, not much defense, and tons of fun!

 

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