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Giva Santana vs. Bruno Santos

Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 185 lbs | MMA

Bruno Santos defeats Giva Santana via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Bruno "Carioca" Santos
Giva "The Arm Collector" Santana

Round 3

Bruno Santos Giva Santana

"Carioca" "The Arm Collector"

12-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-1-0
Climbed to 13-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-2
+100 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -130 (Slight Favorite)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Br Brazil
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil   Fighting out of   Irvine, California
24 years, 7 months   Age at Fight   40 years, 3 months, 4 days
185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
MMA Masters   Gym   Team Oyama
Bellator 61
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 61
  • Date: Friday 03.16.2012 at 08:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: Horseshoe Riverdome
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 5 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
  • Santana Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Santos Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Bellator Season 6 Middleweight
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
  • Event Links:

Santana vs. Santos Wiki Update Wiki

Santana and Santos met in a featured Middleweight Tournament Quarter-Final on the main card.

Santana landed a leg kick as Santos probed from range. Santana grabbed a single leg but took some elbows to the temple as he fought for a takedown, briefly getting it before Santos rolled back to his feet. Santos kept pinning Santana against the cage but doing little else as Santana struggled in his attempts to take the fight to the mat. Santos opened up with a few punches and a hard leg kick in the final minute in an attempt to steal the round, although Santana countered.

Both fighters landed some punches to start the second before the clinch battle resumed against the cage. Santos tripped Santana to the mat but the latter popped back up quickly. Santana attacked with strikes but Santos tied him up and pushed him back into the fence. Both fighters landed some strikes in the final few seconds.

The pace of this workmanlike fight did not increase in the third, with both fighters unable to impose their complete games either from distance or in the clinch. Santos finally got a takedown and was content to hold position before passing to half guard then standing. Santana stood but got hit with a jab then got taken back to the mat against the cage. Santana rolled for a leglock on the last 10 seconds but failed to draw the tap.

The judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 for Santos, giving him the decision victory and a pass to the Semi-Finals of the Middleweight Tournament.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:24 PM ET
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