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Two More Fighters Qualify For It's Showtime Brazil

  • Written by Rian Scalia

Yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, two more It's Showtime Brazil qualification tournaments took place under the WGP promotion, the biggest kickboxing organization in Brazil. The tournaments took place at 63kg and 85kg respectively.

At 63kg, the tournament began with Emerson Falcao vs. Eduardo Vieira and Diego David vs. Amilcar da Fonseca. Falcao defeated Vieira by split decision in what was a rematch and Diego David defeated Amilcar da Fonseca by unanimous decision. David couldn't make the finals due to injury so Paulo Sergio Freitas, who won earlier on the card by unanimous decision in a reserve fight against Daniel Matos, replaced him and faced Falcao. Falcao defeated Freitas by split decision in the final and qualifies for It's Showtime Brazil in Sao Paulo on November 10.

At 85kg the tournament match-ups were Clei Silva vs. Ricardo Soneca and Alex Sandro Pereira (pictured) vs. Felipe Michelleti. Both Silva and Pereira won by unanimous decision, setting up a rematch between them in the final. Pereira won their first fight and won again in the final, knocking out Silva in the first round and qualifying for It's Showtime Brazil on November 10.

So far there have been four qualifiers for It's Showtime Brazil from these WGP tournaments and they are Emerson Falcao at 63kg, Wallace Lopes at 70kg, Rogerio Bezerra at 77kg and Alex Sandro Pereira at 85kg. On October 20 in Belo Horizonte again under the WGP promotion, there will be a final qualifying tournament.

63kg Tournament:

Reserve Fight: Paulo Sergio Freitas def. Daniel Matos by unanimous decision.

Semi-Final: Diego David def. Amilcar da Fonseca by unanimous decision.

Semi-Final: Emerson Falcao def. Eduardo Vieira by split decision.

Final: Emerson Falcao def. Paulo Sergio Freitas by split decision.

85kg Tournament:

Reserve Fight: Alessandro Benacci da Silva def. Daniel de Oliveira by unanimous decision.

Semi-Final: Clei Silva def. Ricardo Soneca by unanimous decision.

Semi-Final: Alex Sandro Pereira def. Felipe Michelleti by unanimous decision.

Final: Alex Sandro Pereira def. Clei Silva by KO in Round 1.

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