On Saturday, Aug. 20, International Vale Tudo Championship held the promotion’s first event in 15 years. The mixed combat sports event returned in Sorocaba, Brazil for IVC 15: The New Era.

In the evening’s main event, former WGP kickboxing champion Felipe Micheletti fought Argentinian kickboxer Rogelio Ortiz for the World Kickboxing Network super cruiserweight title. Micheletti had won two fights against Carlos Meza and Haime Morais to win the WGP 94-kilogram championship since dropping a bout to former UFC heavyweight and now GLORY veteran Guto Inocente in 2015. These men previously met in the semifinals of the WGP Kickboxing 12 tournament with Micheletti getting his hand raised following a third-round referee stoppage.

The event aired live at 5 p.m. on EnterPlay. Check back following the event for the full results.

FULL RESULTS
Felipe Micheletti def. Rogelio Ortiz by knockout. Round 1 – WKN super cruiserweight championship
Marcos Lolata def. Michel Papa by knockout – eight-man tournament final
Brendo Bispo de Souza def. Lindeclecio Oliveira Batista by by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:47 – four-man MMA tournament final
Michel Papa def. Waldemir Kakaroto by knockout. Round 2 – eight-man tournament semifinal
Marcos Lolata def. Fernando Bananinja by knockout. Round 1 – eight-man tournament semifinal
Fernando Bananinja def. Bruno Kalaf by unanimous decision – eight-man tournament quarterfinal
Marcos Lolata def. Cicero Evangelista by unanimous decision – eight-man tournament quarterfinal
Waldemir Kakaroto def. Wesley Sanchez by knockout. Round 2 – eight-man tournament quarterfinal
Michel Papa def. João Paulo Avatar by unanimous decision – eight-man tournament quarterfinal
Diego Batista def. Thelvânio Trindade by knockout. Round 1 – tournament reserve bout
Alessandro Buccioli def. Bruno Brasil by unanimous decision
Lindeclecio Oliveira Batista def. Michel de Oliveira by TKO (retirement). Round 1, 3:29 – four-man MMA tournament semifinal
Brendo Bispo de Souza def. Avanilton Dias Rocha by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:57 – four-man MMA tournament semifinal
Diogo D’Avila vs. Jesus Ocampos da Costa ends in a no contest – MMA tournament reserve bout
Boxing: Juliano Ramos def. Pablo Rico by knockout. Round 3

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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