FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Antonio
Rogerio Nogueira submitted Dutchman Dion Staring
with a second-round triangle choke Saturday during the latest
edition of Jungle Fight in CearÃ¡. A strong crowd assembled to
cheer on the Brazilian idol in his first fight on home soil.
"Minotoro" was aggressive from the start with crisp boxing and
excellent knees. Staring (15-5) felt the brunt from the bell,
suffering knockdowns and having his face cut in the first minutes
of the confrontation.
Though he punished his opponent, Nogueira (16-3) could not get the
knockout, but that didn’t stop him from pushing forward. In the
third round, the Pride and Affliction veteran scored two more
knockdowns and moved to finish on the canvas. There, Nogueira
pulled his opponent into his guard and secured the triangle
"It was exciting fight here in Brazil," said Nogueira. "The
Dutchman was very tough, took many blows, and was a warrior. I
managed to connect good blows, and landed some strong knees, but
the guy resisted well.”
Iberico and Pedro "Stone Hands" Santos, both pupils of Alexandre
Franca Nogueira, used the same technique –- the anaconda choke
-- to submit their opponents Jamil
Silveira and Killer Junior. Iberico finished in the first,
while Santos was victorious in the second.
Standout Arimarcel Santos absorbed Marcos
Motta’s vicious ground-and-pound, but remained calm until he
could latch on the fight-ending armbar in the first round.
In other bouts:
Ednaldo Santos def. Artur “TubarÃ£o” –- TKO R1
Alexandre “Pulga” def. Andrezinho Nogueira –-Decision
Alex Nacfu def. Anistavio “Gasparzinho” –- TKO R2
Eric Silva def. Carlos
Villamor – Submission (Kneebar) R2