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It's Showtime Brazil, November 10: Fight Card

Yes, It's Showtime were bought and absorbed by GLORY back in June, but the long time kickboxing promotion still has one upcoming event. It takes place on November 10 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, featuring six Brazillian fighters who all qualified for the card by winning tournaments under the WGP promotional banner, a partner of It's Showtime for this event. The six Brazillians will face off against six It's Showtime fighters. WGP released the fight card today, and here's what it looks like.

In the main event, Sahak Parparyan will defend his It's Showtime 85kg World Title against Alex Sandro Pereira. Pereira won a one night tournament in July and then won another one night tournament in August to qualify for this fight. I think the title shot is appropriate as I think he's the best fighter out of the Brazillians that qualified. Even if he loses, if he puts up a good fight he'll get his name out there. Sahak comes off a win over Jason Wilnis in September and is also fighting in the Enfusion finals in December.

Bellator veteran Thiago Michel has been doing a lot of kickboxing lately, and he was the lone Brazillian fighter on the main card who didn't have to win a tournament to get here. Michel faces Steve Poort, a young, highly touted up and comer out of the Netherlands, with the fight being at 73kg. Poort is actually still in the B class as of his last fight in the Netherlands but nonetheless, he has the goods and it should be interesting to see how Michel does against better competition than what he's been fighting in kickboxing.

Hafid el Boustati is on a roll with his shock win over Robin van Roosmalen, followed up by a win over Hysni Beqiri in September. He faces Wallace Lopes, at 70kg. At 77kg, Duoli Chen faces Rogerio Bezerra.

The two light weight fights on the card aren't typical weights that It's Showtime uses. Sergio Wielzen vs. Emerson Falcao will be contested at 63kg, with Falcao having won the WGP 63kg qualifying tournament to get on this card. At 66kg, Marcus Vinicius won an eight man tournament just under two weeks ago to qualify, and he'll face Raz Sarkisjan, who's known for upsetting Masaaki Noiri back in May.

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Tyrone Spong's 'King of the Ring' Documentary Released

The Reem set the bar incredibly high for a web documentary series based on a fighter, and quite honestly, did some serious spanking on anything that the UFC produces to hype up fights. I think we should reflect on that for a while, and I'm sure some of us will come to the conclusion that the sheer awesomeness that is Alistair Overeem led to that series being as incredible as it was. Well, Eldar Gross and his team are back and they are following around Tyrone Spong. Follow Tyrone around while he prepares for K-1 legend Peter Aert's kind of maybe sort of retirement in Benelux fight before Aerts signed with Glory and will keep fighting and probably fight in that region again. Yeah.

Watch the stylized action, the catchy music and Tyrone hitting things and be like me and keep thinking to yourself how cool it would be the hear a Neil Young song inserted into one of these things to help validate yourself and not feel so damned old because of your taste in music.

THE KING OF THE RING from THE REEM on Vimeo.

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Thiago Michel Tabbed As It's Showtime Brazil 73kg Representative

It's Showtime has an event coming up on November 10 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and they've been running qualification tournaments at Brazillian promotion, WGP events throughout the past few months. Already, four fighters have qualified for It's Showtime Brazil on November 10 by winning tournaments, and there's still one more tournament left.

We've learned of a fifth Brazillian fighter that will participate at It's Showtime Brazil, and it's Thiago Michel, who will be the Brazillian representative at 73kg. Michel is a veteran of Bellator in MMA, where he went 1-1, and participated in one of their lightweight tournaments. Aside from that, Michel was a kickboxer before he ever went to MMA and after his last loss in Bellator, he's been doing quite a bit of kickboxing back in Brazil, racking up a few wins.

Originally Michel's spot was supposed to be fought for on WGP's October 20 event in Belo Horizonte, but It's Showtime requested instead that Michel just outright be the Brazillian representative at 73kg.

There will still be one more It's Showtime Brazil qualification tournament, at 66kg and it'll take place at the Brazillian Kickboxing Federation's "Copa Brasil" from October 12-14. The match-ups for that are Kainan Kurschewsky vs. Paulo Sergio Freitas and Rodrigo Amatha vs. Maycon Oller da Silva. [source]

So far, the Brazillian representatives for It's Showtime on November 10 in Sao Paulo are:

63kg: Emerson Falcao

70kg: Wallace Lopes

73kg: Thiago Michel

77kg: Rogerio Bezerra

85kg: Alex Sandro Pereira

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Wallace Lopes And Rogerio Bezerra Qualify For It's Showtime Brazil

Two It's Showtime Brazil qualifying tournaments were held today in Maringa, Brazil. The tournaments were held by WGP, who are working with It's Showtime for their event on November 10 in Sao Paulo. Two four man, one night tournaments at 70kg and 77kg respectively took place to determine who gets a spot on the November 10 It's Showtime card.

At 70kg, Wallace Lopes came out on top, winning both of his fights by decision. First, he defeated Alex Oller dominantly in the semi-finals. Then in the final, he fought who I would've considered the favorite to win the tournament, Alex Sandro Alves, who squeaked by David Silveira earlier, and although met with more resistance than Oller presented, Lopes' efforts in the first two rounds were enough to secure the victory. Look for him on November 10.

At 77kg, the tournament winner was the hometown fighter, Rogerio Bezerra who breezed through the semi-finals with a TKO win due to three knockdowns over Juliano Goncalves. Fernando Nonato won a close fight against Cesar Almeida on the other side of the bracket and met Bezerra in the finals. In a very close fight, Bezerra got the decision and advances to fight at It's Showtime on November 10 in Sao Paulo.

Full results below:

70kg: Alisson de Angelis def. Wellington Ton by decision

70kg semi final: Wallace Lopes def. Alex Oller by decision

70kg semi final: Alex Sandro Alves def. David Silveira by decision

77kg: Joao Paulo Bomba and Jeferson Silva fight to a draw

77kg semi final: Fernando Nonato def. Cesar Almeida by decision

77kg semi final: Rogerio Bezerra def. Juliano Goncalves by TKO (3 Knockdowns) in Round 1

70kg final: Wallace Lopes def. Alex Sandro Alves by decision

77kg final: Rogerio Bezerra def. Fernando Nonato by decision

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