On Saturday, Sept. 10, WGP Kickboxing entered Guarapuava, Brazil for WGP 33: Challenger GP.

The main event of the evening featured the finals of the 71-kilogram tournament final. The Challenger GP featured four fighters vying for a shot at the title. In the first semifinal bout, Marcelo Dionísio, 27, met Weber “Shrek.” The 25-year-old Shrek has yet to win inside of the promotion. In the other semifinal, Wallace Lopes took on Rafael Texeira. Lopes, 29, holds wins over fellow tournament participants Shrek and Dionísio. The 38-year-old Texeira returned to the ring after a knockout win over David Silveira at WGP 26.

The fight card featured a series of five international challenge bouts. A battle of 60-kilogram kickboxers between Brazil’s Bruno Cerutti and Argentina’s Lucas Arce was the evening’s co-main event. Argentinian lightweight Ignacio Capllonch, winner of 65 of his 68 fights, returned to face Brazilian Jhonatan Leuch. Brazilian Clei Silva stepped up in weight to face Argentina’s Lucas Alsina.



The main card aired live on Canal Combate, BandSports and Esporte Interativo at 7 p.m. ET.

FULL RESULTS
Marcelo Dionísio def. Wallace Lopes – 71-kg tournament final
Bruno Cerutti def. Lucas “El Niño” Arce by unanimous decision
Ignacio “El Misil” Capllonch def. Jhonatan Leuch by knockout. Round 1
Clei Silva def. Lucas Alsina by unanimous decision
Cesar Almeida def. Guilheme Gimenez by knockout. Round 2
Wallace Lopes def. Rafael Teixeira by unanimous decision – 71-kg tournament semifinal
Marcelo Dionísio def. Weber “Shrek” by unanimous decision – 71-kg tournament semifinal
Eduardo Borba def. Ivan Ibarbe by unanimous decision
Mateus Gatti def. Hudison Andrade by unanimous decision
Isaac Correia def. Nattan Novak by unanimous decision
Maycon Oliveira vs. Fábio “Maloqueiro” Medalha by split decision

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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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