Glover Teixeira demolished Marvin Eastman at Shooto Brazil:
Fight for BOPE. | Photo: Marcelo Alonso
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Glover
Teixeira proved himself as one of Brazil's best unsigned
talents, as he moved his winning streak to 13 straight, knocking
out UFC veteran Marvin
Eastman in the first round in the main event of Shooto
Brazil's "Fight for BOPE" on Thursday night.
Held at the Brazilian Special Police Battalion (BOPE) headquarters,
the event was a celebration event of the recent work of the special
police operations unit, as well as a perfect lead-in to UFC 134 at
the HSBC Arena on Saturday night.
Teixeira accepted the striking game with Eastman and showed
everything he has been learning with training partner Pedro Rizzo
and the Delfim Boxing Academy. After stuffing two takedown
attempts, Teixeira closed in on Eastman and landed a brutal
straight on his chin. "The Beastman" hit the mat face-first and was
down for the count at four minutes of the first round.
The 31-year-old Teixeira, now 15-2 in his career, continues to
fight on small shows in Brazil while he waits for his green card
status to be resolved in the U.S. Married to an American national,
Teixeira could be waiting into the second half of 2012.
In the co-main event, UFC veteran Ronys
Torres showed his determination to return to the big show,
using his striking to get by tough Mexican lightweight Akbarh
Torres outpointed a tough Arreola.
Torres showed a lot of improvement in his striking, stumbling his
opponent twice with punches. However, Arreola's front kick and
knees returned the favor to Torres, who took the fight to the
ground, where he was in control.
Surprisingly, Arreola was twice close to catching the Nova Uniao
product on the floor, with both a triangle and a kimura. However,
Torres recomposed himself, worked his ground-and-pound and got the
unanimous decision. No scores were announced.
The win was the seventh straight for Torres since his release from
the UFC and only the second to go the distance.
Making his featherweight debut, Hacran Dias
moved his record to 19-1-1, showing world-class jiu-jitsu in
submitting Team Alpha Male representative Eddie Hoch.
Dias, the cousin of Marlon
Sandro, took down Hoch and transitioned to the back, locking up
a rear-naked choke at 3:25 of the first round.
The 27-year-old Rodolfo
Marques Diniz, of Nova Uniao, took a dominant decision over
Jorgensen's training partner, Jesse Brock,
with a solid performance. Marquez dominated position and threatened
from the back over the 15-minute fight. Marques is next scheduled
for action in Dream's bantamweight grand prix against Yusup
Saadulaev on Sept. 24.
Diniz dominated Brock.
In a classic pairing of Brazilian welterweight veterans, the
42-year old Johil de
Oliveira dominated Haroldo Bunn,
now a BOPE member, who had not fought for six years. Oliveira
opened a cut that prompted a doctor stoppage at 4:08 of the second
Other BOPE members were more successful.
With nearly a thousand crowd members chanting
"Caveira!" -- Portuguese for "skull," the logo of BOPE -- two other
BOPE officers outclassed their Argentinan opposition with great
jiu-jitsu skills honed at Nova Uniao.
The crowd chanted "Caveira."
Goncalves showed himself to be too much for Guilhermo
Alejandro Teze, dominating from side control, mounting, taking
the back and submitting Teze with a rear-naked choke at 2:28 of the
first round, while Captain Felix
Mau-Mau earned an arm-triangle choke over Juan
Pablo Cordoba at 1:53 of the first round in front of a roaring
In the evening's opening bout, lightweight Felipe Oliveiri stopped
Cesar Gordim on the doctor's advice at 1:35 of the second round.