While the majority of North American mixed martial arts fans spent the weekend enveloped in the showcase that was The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, the Brazilian crowd was treated to a solid card in the shape of Shooto: Brazil 23.
Headlined by a showcase bout for Glover Teixeira, who met MMA neophyte Simao Melo, the card featured multiple knockouts and submissions.
In the evenings co-headliner, UFC veteran Antonio Mendes earned a clear-cut decision victory over Cleber Tavares de Moura.
Full results for Shooto: Brazil 23 below:
1 Joao Mineiro def Leandro Baiano via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) rd. 1
2 Emerson Ferreira def Rafael Correira via Submission (Armbar) rd. 1
3 Julio Cezar de Lima def Apoeno Lobo via Decision (Unanimous)
4 Paulo Dantas def Elifrank Cariolano via TKO (Knee and Punches) rd. 2
5 Giovani Diniz def Thiago Henrique Felix via KO (Punch) rd. 1
6 Andrew Tigrao def Marcos Antonio Santana via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) rd. 1
7 Antonio Mendes def Cleber Tavares de Moura via Decision (Unanimous)
8 Glover Teixeira def Simao Melo via KO (Punches) rd. 1