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Xande wins at Sengoku!

    Sun, 2008-09-28 09:59 — LovatoJr

    Xande won last night in Japan with a 3rd round TKO over Takashi Sugiura. Xande was dominating the stand up and took him down in the first, but didn't have enough time to finish an arm-bar. He couldn't take him down in the second until the very end of the round and in the third with about a minute left, Xande unleashed some punches and knees to cut the guy open and get the TKO.

    I think it was a great experience for Xande to go 3 rounds and get comfortable on his feet enough to finish the guy.

    Here are the rest of the results:

    8th Match - Light-heavyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
    Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro (Brazil / University of Jiu-jitsu) vs. Takashi Sugiura (Japan / Pro-wrestling Noah)
    Winner: 3R Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro by TKO

    7th Match - Heavyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
    Travis Wiuff (USA / Elite Performance) vs. King Mo (USA / Team Quest)
    Winner: 1R 2'11" King Mo by KO (superman punch followed by g n p)

    6th Match - Middleweight GP First Round 5 min / 3R
    Yuki Kondo (Japan / P's LAB Tokyo) vs. Yuki Sasaki (Japan / GRABAKA)
    Winner: 2R Yuki Sasaki by Submission (rear naked choke)

    5th Match - Middleweight GP First Round 5 min / 3R
    Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan / Yoshida Dojo) vs. Paul Cahoon (Holland / Golden Glory)
    Winner: 3R Kazuhiro Nakamura by Decision (3-0)

    4th Match - Middleweight GP First Round 5 min / 3R
    Jorge Santiago (Brazil / American Top Team) vs. Logan Clark (USA / Minnesota Martial Arts Academy)
    Winner: 2R 3'35" Jorge Santiago by Submission (head and shoulder lock)

    3rd Match - Middleweight GP First Round 5 min / 3R
    Evangelista Cyborg (Brazil / Chute Boxe Academy) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (Afghanistan / Golden Glory)
    Winner: 1R 0'22" Siyar Bahadurzada by TKO (injury)

    2d Match - Middleweight GP First Round 5 min / 3R
    Kiuma Kunioku (Brazil / Chute Boxe Academy) vs. A Sol Kwon (Korea / Spirit MC / Kiura Pride)
    Winner: 3R Kiuma Kunioku by Decision (3-0)

    1st Match - Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
    Jorge Masvidal (Cuba / American Top Team) vs. Ryan Schultz (USA / Team Quest)
    Winner: 1R 1'57" Jorge Masvidal by TKO

    wutang's picture

    Thanks for posting the link. I'll watch it at home later.

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    beowulf's picture

    Lovato was right about Xande being ahead of the curve in the standup game. watching a great grappler with zero striking (Dean Lister) is just as hard to watch as a great striker with zero grappling (Houston Alexander). Xande looks like the real deal!

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    delicious bass's picture

    i think xande can be as good at mma as he chooses to be - he is so incredibly technical it's crazy. that said, i think the fight showed that he has alot to work on (same can be said for roger). i thought he would have an easier time against a (very tough) japanese professional wrestler who was no sakuraba

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    LovatoJr's picture

    My description of the fight was a little off. Sugiura completely escaped the arm-bar in the first round and it wasn't a TKO because of a cut, it was TKO from a referee's stoppage.

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