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Video: Ary Farias nearly rips off Johnny Campbell’s ear to capture Taura MMA belt

Johnny Campbell lost to Ary Farias in the co-main event of Taura MMA 10 in Rio de Janeiro.
Gaspar Gaucho, Taura MMA

Ary Farias became the Taura MMA interim bantamweight champion with a quick stoppage over Johnny Campbell in the co-main event of Friday’s Taura MMA 10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but he didn’t use his high-level jiu-jitsu to secure the victory this time.

A two-time jiu-jitsu world champion as a black belt, Farias rocked Campbell off balance early and quickly took his back, landing an elbow that destroyed his opponent’s left ear. The referee saw the damage and immediately stopped the bout at the 25-second mark, awarding Farias the interim champion.

The flyweight title was on the line in the main event, and TUF Brazil 4 alum Bruno Rodrigues was crowned with a third-round Japanese necktie finish over Felipe Gheno.

Taura MMA 10 featured two other UFC veterans in the cage, but neither won Friday night. Sergio Moraes moved up to the middleweight division in his first bout since leaving the UFC in 2019, and lost a decision to Canada’s Jared Revel. Wendell Oliveira, who fought twice in the UFC against Darren Till and Santiago Ponzinibbio in 2014-15, tapped to a guillotine choke against Rene Pessoa.

Check the complete Taura MMA 10 results below.

Bruno Mesquita def. Felipe Gheno via submission (Japanese necktie) — Round 3, 2:12
Ary Farias def. Johnny Campbell via TKO (ear injury) — Round 1, 0:25
Jared Revel def. Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision
Rene Pessoa def. Wendell Oliveira via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 4:42
Nilton Gaviao def. Manoel dos Santos (8-3) via TKO — Round 3, 1:13
Andrey Augusto def. Thiago Oliveira via unanimous decision
Denis Silva def. Kaue Rodrigues via TKO — Round 1, 0:39
Thaiane Souza def. Simoni Santos via submission (armbar) — Round 1, 1:00
Tiago Souza def. Pedro Finger via TKO — Round 2, 3:27

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