After falling to Alessandro Ferreira in his first post-scouting report fight, Thiago Michel came back strong, notching two 2011 first round stoppages in front of his partisan home crowd in Minas Gerais, Brazil. After his last bout, he announced to the crowd that he would be making his North American debut next as part of Bellator's sixth season.
International Fighter Championship held their first show in Brazil this past weekend and it featured a few familiar fighters on the line up. UFC and WEC vets Paulo Filho, Hermes Franca, Carlo Prater and Ronys Torres was on the card, along with Rolles' half-brother, Gregor Gracie. Here are the fight videos.
When we think of the lighter weight classes, Brazil inevitably enters the conversation. With an extensive history that encompasses the martial arts of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai, it's no surprise that the combination of the two has produced some of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport.