Future FC kicked off their 2020 calendar with “Future MMA 11,” featuring nine televised fights. In the main event, undefeated Loibe Neto and Gabriel Braga faced off. The card has a good mix of experienced fighters and up-and-coming undefeated fighters.

Quick Results:

Bout 1: Pedro Machado def. Maicon Pitbull via Submission, Ankle Lock (RD 1)

Bout 2: Elvis Caicara def. Christiano Billy via Decision

Bout 3: Marcos Sorriso def. Robson Punk via KO, Punches (RD 3)

Bout 4: Leonardo Leleco def. Flavio Magon via Submission, Ezekiel Choke (RD 1)

Bout 5: Luann Panterinha def. Fabio Nascimento via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2)

Bout 6: Thiago Manchinha def. Alireza Noei via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 3)

Bout 7: Rodrigo Jones def. Alexandre Silva via Decision

Bout 8: Jailton Malhadinho def. Leonardo Black via TKO, Punches (RD 1)

Bout 9: Gabriel Braga def. Loibe Neto via Decision

Full Report

Bout 1: Maicon Pitbull (0-0) vs. Pedro Machado (2-0) (Welterweight)

Welterweights kicked off the night, with Maicon Pitbull debuting against undefeated Pedro Machado. Machado went into a standing clinch early, getting a takedown eventually. Pitbull threw some elbows from the ground. Pitbull was able to flip into top position eventually. Machado tried for an ankle lock, locking it in and making Pitbull tap out. Extending his undefeated record, Pedro Machado got a quick win on the ground.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Pitbull
Machado

Bout 2: Cristiano Billy (3-1) vs. Elvis Caicara (5-1) (Lightweight)

The next fight saw Elvis Caicara and Christiano Billy face off. Billy came in slightly over the lightweight limit for this fight. The fighters traded leg kicks in the first minute. They both threw some punches early on, but nothing connected. Billy circled the outside of the decagon while Caicara stayed in the centre. Halfway through the round, Caicara threw a combination of hooks then put Billy up against the cage. He eventually scored a takedown. They stood back up shortly after. Caircara shot for another takedown in the final minute but didn’t get it this time. Billy landed some good punches exiting the clinch at the end of the round, which seemingly rocked Caircara.

Caicara was coming forward with punches early in the second round. Billy connected with good punch combinations. Caicara clinched up, but Billy escaped again. Caicara had his own good combo of punches in the second minute. It turned into a real striking battle in this round. Caicara went into another clinch up against the cage until the round ended.

Caicara was landing singular shots throughout the final round. They were doing only striking until the final minute, where Ciacara put Billy against the cage again. The fight went the distance, with Elvis Caicara getting the win via decision.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Billy 10 9 9 28
Caicara 9 10 10 29

Bout 3: Robson Punk (12-7) vs. Marcos Sorriso (12-3) (Catchweight 150 lbs)

The third fight of the evening saw Robson Punk fight Marcos Sorriso. Punk was extremely ripped for this fight and did not look like he weighed 150 pounds. But he did. Punk shot in for a takedown early. He slipped a little while coming in, but threw Sorriso down. Sorriso stood up almost immediately but was pinned against the cage. Punk picked up Sorriso, carried him across the cage and then threw him down. When he got back up, Sorriso found Punk on his back, throwing him around. When they left clinch, Sorriso got some good punches in. Punk retreated across the cage, getting chased down with punches. Punk was throwing punches in return, but was eating more shots.

After a minute of both fighters throwing shots in the second round, Punk shot in for another takedown. He held onto it for more than a minute, but never finished his takedown. There was clear fatigue showing at this point. While they were both working a slow pace, Sorriso threw some good punches, targeting the legs, body and head of Punk.

In the first minute of the final round, Punk landed a punch that dropped Sorriso. He got back up, where Punk then shot again for a takedown. He didn’t get the takedown and they returned to stand-up. Punk shook Sorriso with more punches. Punk got a takedown, getting on the back of Sorriso, who got back to his feet eventually. Punk stayed pinned to Sorriso, failing to score another takedown before the referee separated them. With a minute and a half left in the round, Punk made Sorriso wobble again due to a shot. In the final minute of the fight, Sorriso threw a flying knee which knocked Punk out cold. A rough final round for Marcos Sorriso didn’t matter, after a knockout stoppage gave him the win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Punk 9 9
Sorriso 10 10

Bout 4: Flavio Magon (20-11) vs. Leonardo Leleco (12-6-1) (Heavyweight)

The next fight saw former-UFC fighter Leonardo Leleco face Flavio Magon in a heavyweight tilt. Leleco was the more active fighter early on, shooting for a takedown in the first mintue. Magon grabbed the cage to avoid a takedown, which made the referee pause the fight and deduct a point from him. They resumed up against the cage. They separated and returned to stand-up after being there for a while. Leleco tried for another takedown, not getting it again. Upon another attempt, Leleco was actually able to trip Magon and get him to the ground. Leleco transitioned into a side position where he put in the rare Ezekiel choke to make Magon tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Magon
Lelecon

Bout 5: Luann Panterinha (4-0) vs. Fabio Nascimento (14-0) (Featherweight)

The next fight was a classic undefeated versus undefeated matchup. Featherweights Luann Panterinha and Fabio Nascimento fought. Paterinha came forward aggressively at the start, charging towards Nascimento.  Nascimento dumped Paterinha to the ground in the third minute of the fight, scoring a takedown. When they got back up, Panterinha tried for a guillotine choke. Panterinha threw Nascimento to the ground, then landed some good strikes in the closing seconds. Panterinha seemingly slipped and fell, causing Nascimento to get on his back as the round ended. Very back and forth round.

Both fighters were connecting with good fists in the second round. Nascimento tried for a single leg takedown, although Panterinha avoided it and put in a guillotine choke while standing up. They went to the ground while Panterinha still held onto the choke. Nascimento eventually escaped. Panterinha was dominant on the ground, throwing punches for the rest of the time he was there. Panterinha tried for a rear naked choke, with Nascimento tapping out in the final few seconds of the round. Ending the long undefeated record of Fabio Nascimento, Luann Panterinha advanced himself to five-straight wins.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Panterinha 10
Nascimento 9

Bout 6: Thiago Manchinha (16-8) vs. Alireza Noei (6-1) (Catchweight 149 lbs)

Continuing with the show, Thiago Manchinha fought Alireza Noei in a catchweight fight. Noei was the sole fighter on this card that was not from Brazil, fighting out of Iran. Manchinha was the more controlling striker at the start. Noei shot for a takedown in the second minute, although Manchinha didn’t allow it. With two minutes left in the round, Noei landed a left hook which dropped Manchinha. Noei kept with ground and pound, although could not finish the fight. He eventually slowed down his pace, keeping top position on the ground. Noei shot for another takedown as the round ended.

Noei got a takedown in the first minute of the second round. When they got back up, Manchinha landed a head kick which cut Noei open. Noei tried for a takedown on Manchinha but was bleeding a lot on the canvas. They got back up after not being on the ground for too long. The left eye of Noei was swelling up. He shot in for another takedown. They never went to the ground, going back to stand-up. Manchinha went into a standing clinch, breaking up moments after.

Manchinha was head hunting with strikes at the start of the final round. Manchinha scored a leg kick which had Noei panicking. Noei ran way, but was taken down by Manchinha and hit with strikes. When they stood back up, Manchinha scored more punches. Noei shot for a takedown, but when they went to the ground Manchinha had a rear naked choke in. He kept with the choke until Noei went out cold, ending the fight. After an absolute war of a battle, Thiago Manchinha got a win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Manchinha 8 10
Noei 10 9

Bout 7: Rodrigo Jones (8-1) vs. Alexandre Silva (6-1) (Middleweight)

In the seventh fight of the evening, Rodrigo Jones and Alexandre Silva fought in a middleweight bout. For some reason, Jones was wearing the older design of Future FC MMA gloves. Jones got a takedown in the first minute of the fight. Jones was dominant on the ground, although didn’t do much, causing the referee to stand them up. After landing some punches, Jones tried for another takedown. They stayed on the ground until the round ended.

Silva was more active at the start of the second round, throwing lots of strikes. Jones tried for another takedown, although Silva was able to stay on his feet this time. Before Jones tried for another takedown, Silva threw some more good punches.

Jones put Silva up against the cage again to start the third round. The referee brought them back to the centre of the cage. Jones threw some punches then put Silva against the cage again. He got a takedown this time. Silva got up in the final 10 seconds of the fight. The fight lasted all 15 minutes, with the judges handing the win to Rodrigo Jones.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Jones 10 10 10 30
Silva 9 9 9 27

Bout 8: Leonardo Black (5-2) vs. Jailton Malhadinho (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)

The sole light heavyweight bout of the card saw Leonardo Black faced Jailton Malhadinho. Malhadinho got a takedown in the first 15 seconds of the fight. After a while, Malhadinho started to throw punches from top position. He didn’t stop until the referee stepped in, ending the bout. With a dominant and quick win, Jailton Malhadinho racked another win to his record.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Black
Malhadinho

Bout 9: Loibe Neto (4-0) vs. Gabriel Braga (4-0) (Featherweight)

 

Finally, the main event of the evening saw undefeated featherweights Loibe Neto and Gabriel Braga face off. As the main event kicked off, most of the venue was still empty. Like many fighters on this card, Braga came from the Curitiba gym Evolucao Thai MMA. Neto tried for a takedown in the second minute of the fight, but it didn’t work out for him. Braga kept Neto to the ground, getting on his back. He flipped over and got top position in half guard. He stood up and started to throw some punches to the grounded Neto. He was dominant on the ground until the round ended.

In the second round, Braga had the better stand-up. There was a short pause as Neto was poked in the eye. While Braga was out-striking, Neto had his moments too. Braga landed a very good right-cross with a minute to go in the round.

Neto had a good start to the final round, landing punches and a knee to the body. Braga landed an elbow to the head in the clinch. Neto was landing lots of combinations, often ending with that knee. Braga scored another hard right hand to Neto. A right-cross moments after had Neto backpedalling. Braga kept the pressure, walking down Neto and keeping him against the cage. Neto came forward a little, bringing Braga to the centre of the cage, although went back to being against the cage shortly after. They were seemingly throwing everything at each other in the final minute of the fight. After an action packed final round, the fight went to the judges. When going to decision, Gabriel Braga won, retaining his undefeated record.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Neto 9 9 10 28
Braga 10 10 9 29