Geraldo Ferro upsets Felipe Olivieri and flyweight prospect Alexandre Passidomo picks up 11th win at Shooto Brazil
July 19, 2012
Shooto Brazil delivered another solid card filled with a few of the country's hottest prospects. For the promotion's fifth event of 2012 and 32nd overall a pair of lightweights with aspirations of landing a US contract took center stage. Team Nova Uniao standout Felipe Olivieri (11-4) faced off with undefeated Geraldo Ferro (5-0).
In a sizable upset Ferro battered Olivieri early in round one and did not let up off the gas pedal. Ferro punched out a fallen Olivieri at the 2:49 mark for the TKO win from punches.The victory was Ferro's second TKO win of his 14 month career.
The loss for Olivieri halted a modest two fight winning streak. Olivieri's last two defeats have both come via TKO.
The continued return of five star flyweight prospect Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo (11-2) highlighted the undercard. Passidomo was booked versus red hot Lincoln de Sa (9-2) in a fight that went the distance. In battle between two of Brazil's best unsigned 125 pound fighters it was Passidomo who earned the three round decision win.
After a year away from the sport Passidomo has charged back with two impressive wins in the span of seven months. Only 22 years old Passidomo has been a pro since 2007. An accomplished Muay Thai striker, Passidomo also trains with the heralded Nova Uniao team.
Shooto Brazil 32 results
Rio De Janeirio, Brazil
*Geraldo Ferro def. *Felipe Olivieri by TKO (Punches) 2:49 R1
*Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo def. *Lincoln de Sa by Unanimous Decision
Roberto Amorim def. Ricardo de Souza by KO (Punch) 1:05 R1
Raoni Barcellos def. Fabricio Batista by TKO (Punches) 0:21 R1
Eliandro PQD def. Geraldo de Freitas by Unanimous Decision
Jollyson Francino Sosatleta vs. Luiz Henrique Declared NC (Sosatleta Injured by Illegal Headbutt) 4:19 R2
Luciana dos Passos Pereira def. Gisele Maciel by Submission Guillotine Choke 3:56 R2
*Prospect to watch