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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Shooto 28 - Brazil Preview

Poster coming soon!

One of the world’s oldest MMA organizations comes to live on March 10 as Shooto makes its debut with Shooto 28 Brazil in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the Hebraica Club Arena.   The 7-bout card is highlighted by some of Brazil’s top fighters and this event is sure to keep the high standing that Shooto has amassed throughout the world since its first event in Japan in 1986 and has since branched off throughout the planet.

In the main event, Carlos “Cachorrao” Eduardo (7-2) from Dragon Fight/ Nova Uniao fights Angel Orellano (12-2) from Brazilian Fight Team in a in light heavyweight battle (205lb/93kg).  The bout features two of the top grapplers in Brazil and both are UFC caliber right now.  This main event has all of the makings of a true classic as Cachorrao and Orellano like to finish fights and employ an aggressive fighting style that looks for submission after submission until finally finding and executing a fight ending hold. Because both men are so well versed on the ground this could also turn into a wild brawl on their feet as maybe the Jiu Jitsu will cancel itself out on the ground.  Either way, this bout will highlight a stacked card.

In the co-main event, Hemerson “Tigrinho” Hubaldo (1-1) battles Rivaldo Junior (7-2) in a matchup of two up and coming Brazilian prospects.  Tigrinho comes into the fight as a relative unknown on the global stage, but his proficiency on the ground and in the standup game is legendary in Brazil.  Tirgrinho has many fights to his credit, but most have been in smaller organizations that have not shown up in the record books.  Nevertheless he is an experienced fighter.  Tigrinho is looking to steal the show with his performance against Rivaldo Junior.  Junior has over a decade in the game and has won his last two fights in impressive fashion.  Always ready for a good scrap, Junior will look to test Tigrinho’s chin early.

Shooto 28 marks a defining moment for the organization.  The international federation is now accessible to MMA fans on a worldwide basis on and for fans and historians of MMA that’s a great thing.  If you’ve never seen Shooto before, order this iPPV on March 10 now and witness one of the foundational MMA organizations in the world live and exclusively via the GFL Combat Sports Network.   

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