Gabriel Braga got his hand raised in the battle of the undefeated against Loibe Neto, in the Future MMA 11 main event. Event that happened Friday, January 17, in São Paulo. After three very technical rounds, the son of veteran MMA fighter Diego Braga, took the win home by unanimous decision. Gabriel Braga now ones a perfect 5-0 record, three of those victories, inside the organization.
Gabriel Braga’s victories inside the organization weren’t only inside the decagon. In order to guarantee a spot in the card, the 23 year old fighter from Rio de Janeiro had to defeat three opponents in the people’s choice voting. An election, where the fans choose who they want to see fight. After winning three straight votings, Gabriel is more than ready to shoot for the stars.
“ there isn’t anybody better than the fans to choose who fights inside the decagon, after all, they’re the consumers. Gabriel’s victory confirms that the fans know what they’re doing. So, being the athlete that won the people’s choice voting the most times, and for what he’s done inside the cage, Gabriel has showed that he is more than ready for the featherweight gold” declared Jorge Oliveira, Future MMA ‘s CEO.
Another stand out of the card was the veteran Tiago Manchinha, who took the “W” home against the Iranian Alireza Noei. After suffering a knockdown in the first round, the Brazilian found the openings and frustrated Alireza’s takedown attempts, opening way to the victory with perfectly executed high kicks. His second hick kick attemp caught Alireza perfectly, and Manchinha capitalized on his vicious rear naked choke to end the bout.
“I respect my opponent a lot, we put on a great show, but I’m not here to be just another fighter, I’m not here to be anybody’s stepping stone, I’m here to be the champ. I read on the news that he was the Iranian Terror, but I’m Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”, said Tiago Machincha, who also used his mic time to send a message to also Future MMA fighter Guilherme Prodigy.
“ where are you hiding Prodigy? You talk too much!”
In the light heavyweight showdown of the night, Jailton Malhadinho confirmed his favoritism without taking any risks. In less than three minutes, he took Leonardo down and punished him with devastating punches, forcing the ref to stop the fight, and take note of his 11 th career win in 13 fights. But the most impressive knockout of the night came by the impressive flying knee of Marcos Vinicius Sorriso, which took Robson Punk to the canvas with no chance of return.
Check out the complete results below:
Future MMA 11
São Paulo, Brazil
January 17, 2020
Gabriel Braga defeats Loibe Neto via unanimous decision (30x27, 30,27 and 29x28)
Jailton Malhadinho defeats Leonardo Black via TKO (punches) at 1:58 of round 1
Rodrigo Jones defeats Alexandre Silva via unanimous decision (triple 39x27)
Tiago Manchinha defeats Alireza Noei via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:27 of round 3
Luann Panterinha defeats Fabio Henrique Nascimento via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:58 of round 2
Leonardo Leleco defeats Flávio Magon via submission (baseball choke) at 4:20 of round 1
Marcos Vinicius Sorriso defeats Robson Punk via knockout (flying knee) at 4:26 of round 3
Elvis Caiçara defeats Cristiano Billy via unanimous decision (triple 30x27)
Pedro Machado defeats Maicon Pitbull via submission( heel hook) at 2:16 of round 1