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Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ auctioning PRIDE trophy to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic

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Evangelista Santos (Esther Lin, Strikeforce)
Evangelista Santos (pictured) once challenged Nick Diaz for the Strikeforce welterweight belt.
Esther Lin, Strikeforce

Evangelista Santos made his final appearance inside the PRIDE ring in 2006, and he’s now auctioning his unique trophy for a good cause.

“Cyborg” released a video on social media to announce his PRIDE trophy is for sale on eBay, and all proceeds will help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic in his hometown Rondonopolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Santos (21-18) won the trophy after submitting Yosuke Nishijima in less than four minutes at PRIDE: Final Conflict Absolute on Sept. 10, 2006. The starting bid is $1,000, and the auction ends on Friday afternoon.

The retired MMA fighter competed as a professional between 1997 and 2016, including appearances at Pancrase, Cage Rage, Sengoku, Strikeforce and Bellator.

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Posted by Leilão Cidadão Solidário on Monday, April 27, 2020

According to official numbers released by the local government, Mato Grosso had 256 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths as of Monday. Santos’ hometown Rondonopolis is No. 2 in the state in terms of confirmed cases (38), only behind the state capital Cuiaba (126).

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