21/05/2014 - 11.49

WGP Brazil x Russia brought the best of kickboxing to Sao Paulo

On the evening of Saturday (17), WGP presented another event that marked the history of the entity. With a full house, over 2000 spectators from the preliminary card, fighting broke out in a very strong pace. Athlete of Rio Grande do Sul, William Sancho was well on his debut at the event, but lost by split decision to Tiago Alves. Marcelo Dionysus , pupil Tadeu San Martino defeated the Sergipe Williames Silva and closing the preliminary card Felipe Lima and Thiago Reis caught one of the best fights of the night.

On the main card, the GP brought into play on four of the main Brazilian in the category. On one side of the pool, Bruno Gazani made a good fight against Maycon Oller. Dominating the center of the ring, Bruno did not allow Maycon to show his game to advance to the final. On the other hand, after health problems, Munil Adriano gave way to Felipe Suekuni , entering the card the day before the event to face Janio " Mancha ".

At the end of the fight strength and experience of Janio made a difference and stood out even with all Felipe’s speed and technique. The final was between Bruno Gazani and Janio Mancha. Other two fights completed the main card. The experienced Inafitali Gomes defeated Vitor Super Boy, showing he still has stories to write up the ring and Gustavo Piacentini , Brazilian amateur champion , debuting in the 60kg category imposed his rhythm and defeated Michael Oliveira , son of former champion Carlos Zinho .

The GP final animated the stadium. In three exciting rounds, and Gazani waged a struggle fought to the end. Janio was noted for the strength and breadth and managed to fit good counter- attacks, but Bruno managed to find just the right distance. Hard fought and at the end Bruno Gazani won by split decision.

After the grand finale of the GP, it was the turn of two fights in Brazil- Russia Challenge . In the first fight, the champion Emerson Falcão, Panamerican Champion faced young Shamil Ghadzimusaev. The Russian has recently been world champion in WAKO World CHampionships last year. Falcão started better, but suffered heavy blows in the second round. At the end of the fight, the Brazilian who sought to fight all the time, won in a split decision. "The Russian level was above my expectations and I'm sure it will serve to better prepare for upcoming fights" pointed Falcão.

In the last match of the night, ahead of Felipe Micheletti had none other than one of the biggest Russian stars of kickboxing. At only 24 years old, Vladimir Mineev is world champion and collects medals in World Championships. After a first round fiercely competitive with Felipe dominating the center of the ring, the experience of the Russian began to make a difference and the supremacy of Mineev was evident . Different strokes combined with strength and technique gave unanimous victory to the Russian fighter.

"It was an honor to fight against the adversary at that level," said Felipe before concluding "it was a major step in my career."


Fight 1
GP - 69.1 kg Bruno Gazani defeated Maycon Oller by unanimous decision.

Fight 2
GP Janio "Mancha" defeated Felipe Suekuni by unanimous decision.

Fight 3
60kg Gustavo Piacentini defeated Michael Oliveira by unanimous decision.

Fight 4
78.1 Inafitali Gomes defeated Vitor "Superboy" by unanimous decision.

Fight 5
Final GP 69.1 Bruno Gazani defeated Janio "Mancha" by split decision.

Fight 6
Challenge Brazil vs Russia Emerson Falcão defeated Shamil Ghadsimusaev by split decision.

Fight 7
Challenge Brazil vs. Russia Vladimir Mineev defeated Felipe Micheletti by unanimous decision.