RIO DE JANEIRO -- Three years after his last MMA bout, Luciano Avezedo returned to competition with a win at Sunday’s Shooto Brazil 49 - Fight for BOPE 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The only man to beat Jose Aldo in a MMA bout, Azevedo (17-9-1), who submitted the UFC featherweight kingpin with a second-round rear-naked choke in 2005, scored a unanimous decision victory over Alejandro Solano (19-11-1). The grappling expert came close to finishing Solano with punches in the first round, and spent m read news >>
Three years after his last MMA bout, Luciano Azevedo will make his return to the cage in August. Azevedo, who handled UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo his only loss in a MMA bout in 2005, is set to compete again at the Shooto Brazil 49 – Fight for BOPE 4 card on Aug. 24 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against Jeferson dos Santos. The luta livre fighter last competed in a unanimous draw against Diego Braga in 2011, and dedicated his life to being a police officer since. He currently works at the Ja read news >>
- 2 years ago
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A lightweight matchup of Luciano Dos Santos vs. Eric Reynolds and a welterweight bout of Charles Blanchard vs. Corey Hill
will serve as the featured matchups of April's "XFC 17: Apocalypse"
Xtreme Fighting Championships officials recently announced the plan.
XFC 17 takes place April 13 at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn. The evening's main card airs on HDNet.
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- 3 years ago
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For our latest installment of HDNet Fights Video Vault, we head to Canada for a Sept. 10 fight between recent UFC signee Antonio McKee and fellow lightweight Luciano Azevedo.
Looking to improve upon his 14-fight undefeated (13-0-1) streak - and hoping to gain some notoriety - the wrestling-oriented McKee promised to retire from MMA if he didn't end his fight with a stoppage victory.
Would the 40-year-old, who went to a decision in 17 of his previous 19 fights, deliver?
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- 6 years ago
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On a night of fast action and quick finishes, Pride veteran Luciano Azevedo claimed the vacant Cage Gladiators featherweight world title Sunday with a first-round submission victory over Abdul Mohamed. read news >>