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Brazil results roundup: Paulo Filho loses at Biletti, Thiago Meller wins at XFC International


Paulo Filho has added another loss to his MMA record.

Fighting for the middleweight title at Bitetti Combat 19 at the Tropical Hotel arena in Manaus, Brazil, on Thursday, the former WEC 185-pound champion and PRIDE veteran was defeated by Andre Muniz in the co-main event. With the unanimous decision loss, Filho’s record is now 1-4-2 since 2011.

In the main event, Joao Luiz "Andrezinho" Nogueira defended the lightweight title with a second-round guillotine choke over Erick Silva. Nogueira moves his MMA record to 17-6 with the finish.

The highlight of the night was Ronys Torres beating on Gilmar Dutra. With only 25 seconds into the fight, the UFC veteran dropped Dutra with punches and knees. Torres kept working on the ground and pound before the stoppage. Torres is now 14-2 with 10 finishes since leaving the UFC in 2010.

Check below the complete results of Bitetti Combat 19:

Joao Luiz Nogueira def. Erick Silva via second-round submission (guillotine choke)
Andre Sergipano def. Paulão Filho via unanimous decision
Ronys Torres def. Gilmar Dutra via first-round KO
Josenaldo Araujo def. Wilker Ribeiro via unanimous decision
Alex Cowboy def. Fabio Lima via first-round KO
Diego D’avela def. Marcelo de Souza via second-round TKO
Vitor Hugo Neves def. Carlos Alexandre via third-round subnmission (armbar)
Viviane Pereira def. Nicleide Machado via first-round TKO
Arlisson Leandro def. Tiago Marques via first-round TKO
Michel Silva def. Rafael Moreira via second-round KO
Raniere Santos def. Wagner Costa via unanimous decision
Kenny Pinheiro def. Sebastiao Souza via third-round TKO
Charles Andrade def. Felipe Nogueira via first-round KO
Jose Nilton def. Super Macario via first-round TKO (doctor stoppage)

XFC International 1

Xtreme Fighting Championships’ first trip to Brazil was a success, pulling strong ratings on Saturday night – numbers close to the UFC 134 card on RedeTV.

XFC International 1 took place in Osasco, Sao Paulo, headlined by a featherweight clash between Thiago Meller and Clay French. Meller, a 19-5 veteran who fought the likes over Jose Aldo and Rafael dos Anjos over the years, needed one round to stop French (19-6) with punches.

Silvana Gomez Juarez and Mayerlin Rivas also scored important wins in Sao Paulo, advancing to the women’s flyweight tournament final. Juarez (3-0) submitted Bianca Daimoni with one second left in the third round, and Rivas (1-0) defeated Daiana Torquato via unanimous decision.

Check below the XFC International 1 results:

Thiago Meller def. Clay French via first-round TKO
Fernando Vieira def. Marce Rojo via second-round submission (americana)
Silvana Gomez Juarez def. Bianca Daimoni via third-round submission (armbar)
Gilson Lomanto def. Daniel Salas via unanimous decision
Gláucio Eliziário def. Jonathan Ortega via unanimous decision
Natan Schulte def. Giovanni Arroyo via third-round TKO
Alan dos Santos def. Marcos Alderete via first-round submission (rear naked choke)
Mayerlin Rivas def. Daiana Torquato via unanimous decision

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