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Shooto Brazil’s soccer stadium event official with five title fights

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Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor could fill a soccer stadium in Brazil, but that still wouldn’t be the first MMA event in a big soccer stadium in Brazil.

Shooto Brazil 52 is scheduled to take place at the Joaquim Americo Guimaraes stadium, also known as Arena da Baixada, on Dec. 5. The 12-fight card will be headlined by five title bouts.

In the main event, Rodrigo Guelke (17-11) meets Caio Alencar (7-1) for the heavyweight championship. The 205-pound title will be on the line in the co-main event, where Alison Vicente (14-11) battles Marcos Vinicius Lopes (6-3).

UFC veteran Amilcar Alves (14-5), who battles Dong Sik Yoon on Nov. 9 in South Korea, returns to action less than a month later in a middleweight title bout against Julio Cesar Santos (11-3-1, 1 no-contest).

In the welterweight division, Luiz Gustavo Dutra (5-0, 1 no-contest) rematches Carlos Alexandre Pereira (31-10-1, 1 no-contest) for the vacant title. Gilberto Dias (15-3-1) vs. Yago Bryan (2-0), for the strawweight championship, completes the Shooto Brazil 52 main card on Dec. 5.

The complete fight card is the following:

Main card:
Rodrigo Guelke vs. Caio Alencar
Alison Vicente vs. Marcos Vinicius Lopes
Julio Cesar Santos vs. Amilcar Alves
Luiz Gustavo Dutra vs. Carlos Alexandre Pereira
Gilberto Dias vs. Yago Bryan

Undercard:
Ranieri Zeinidim vs. Bruno Azevedo
Uilian Fuga vs. Jairo Soares
Shyudi Yamauchi vs. Maike Galvão
Edinelson Cordeiro vs. Jeferson dos Santos
Felipe Estevao vs. Ronaldo Candido
Anderson Rombaldo vs. Cleyfeson Pitangui
Alan Francis vs. Mario Sartori