As the Brave 15 official results roll in, it’s been another night of first round finishes in Colombia.
Hot on the heels of a night of first round KOs in Morocco, the Coliseo Bicentenario in Bucaramanga, Colombia was hopping on Friday night.
With a card full of South American stars, it was Brazilian fighters who would go 7-0 across the night’s seven featured bouts.
How it happened
Eduaro Garvon took the first victory of the night, putting Matias Juarez under pressure from the off before taking an RNC submission victory in the opening round.
Brazil’s Mauricio Reis also took to the cage with intent in the night’s second bout. A tidy leg kick to right hook combo in the opening minute rocked Colombian regionals champion Diego Otalora.
Continuing to pressure, Reis switched the action to the ground to snap in a foot lock for the submission victory midway through the first.
Geraldo Coelho followed his Brazilian counterparts example, knocking out Peru’s Jaime Cordoba in under 90 second. A pair of short right hands to the temple were followed by an overhand left to give the Brazilian his fifth finish in his last six bouts.
Ricardo Tirloni needed to get the second round to see off Mexican lightweight Ramon Cardozo, but he didn’t hang around there too long.
Tirloni exploded across the cage for to kick off the second round, shooting for the takedown and locking in an anaconda choke for a quick submission.
Passing the midway of the card, Cleiton Silva used his reach advantage to keep Marcelo Bustos at bay across the first round, ultimately taking an RNC victory midway through the round.
The night’s co-main event barely got past the 60-second mark with Gabriel Miranda making a statement to pick up his 13th pro win – his 12th by submission.
Noriega lost his footing in the opening exchanges with a takedown attempt, Miranda capitalising to lock on a guillotine choke. Try as he might, there was no getting out, leaving Miranda take the submission win with 72 seconds on the clock.
The Brave 15 main event belonged to Pepey Castro. The Brazilian made it seven-for-seven for his countrymen, slipping from a standing body triangle to an armbar finish to pick up his first win outside the UFC since 2011.
— BRAVE CF (@bravemmaf) September 8, 2018
Brave 15 Official Results
- Godofredo “Pepey” Castro def. Alex “Rolo” Torres via submission (Armbar), R1
- Gabriel Miranda def. Fernando Noriega via submission (Guillotine choke), 1:12 R1
- Cleiton Silva def. Marcelo Bustos via submission (RNC), 2:15 R1
- Ricardo Tirloni def. Ramon Cardozo via submission (Anaconda choke), 0:20 R2
- Geraldo “Luan Santana” Coelho def. Jaime “Instinto” Cordoba via KO, 1:20 R1
- Mauricio Reis def. Mauricio Otalora via submission (Foot lock), 2:50 R1
- Eduardo Garvon def. Matias Juarez via submission (RNC), R1
Next up for Brave Combat Federation is a trip to the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE with Brave 16 on Friday 21 September.
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