On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Road to Abu Dhabi Warriors series continued in São Paulo, Brazil in combination with Elite Fight Night and WGP Kickboxing for Road to Abu Dhabi Warriors Brazil/WGP Kickboxing 34/EFN 9.
In the evening’s kickboxing action, Haime Morais took home the one-night, four-man heavyweight challenger grand prix with victories over Alessandro Benacci and Cesar Almeida. Almeida stopped Ricardo Soneca with a left head kick and punches in his semifinal bout. Brazil’s Tadeu San Martino landed a beautiful spinning heel kick and two more knockdowns to earn a third round victory over Janio Mancha.
In the evening’s Muay Thai action, William Silva took home the EFN 72.5-kilogram grand prix after decision victories over Ricardo Pacheco and Alex Oller. Pacheco upset one of Brazil’s top kickboxers, Ravy Brunow, in his tournament semifinal bout. Phelippe Dias squeaked by Alexandre in a Muay Thai superfight.
The event aired live at 5 p.m. ET on eliteboxing.tv and Canal Combate (Brazil).
Haime Morais def. Cesar Almeida by split decision -heavyweight challenger grand prix final
William Silva def. Ricardo Pacheco by unanimous decision – EFN 72.5-kilogram Muay Thai grand prix final
Tadeu San Martino def. Janio Mancha by TKO (three knockdowns). Round 3
Phelippe Dias def. Alexandre by split decision
Willian Silva def. Alex Oller by unanimous decision – EFN 72.5-kilogram Muay Thai grand prix semifinal
Ricardo Pacheco def. Ravy Brunow by unanimous decision – EFN 72.5-kilogram Muay Thai grand prix semifinal
Haime Morais def. Alessandro Benacci by TKO (punches). Round 1 – heavyweight challenger grand prix semifinal
Cesar Almeida def. Ricardo ‘Soneca’ by knockout (head kick and punches). Round 2 – heavyweight challenger grand prix semifinal
MMA: Khetag Pliev def. Eudes Tavares by submission (neck crank). Round 1
MMA: Sergio Leal def. Dumar Roa by unanimous decision
MMA: Allan Zuñiga def. Marcin Bandel by unanimous decision
MMA: Jose Jordan Zarauz Castillo def. Carlos Rivera by unanimous decision