Rio Heroes 13 features an eight-man lightweight tournament that includes three former champions battling for the Rio Heroes Lightweight Title.
The event airs live and free tonight on their official website. Click here to get your free pass that will allow you to watch the event.
The four quarterfinal matchups to start the night are as follows:
Ivanildo Santos vs. Leiarte Azevedo
Flavio Alvaro vs. Ivan Max Iberico Celis
Paulo Silva vs. Udi Lima
Andre Luis de Oliveira vs. Miguel Angel Duran Avad
The first bout between Santos and Azevedo is a rematch of a fight that originally happened at Rio Heroes 9, where the two fought to a no contest after Santos’ eye was damaged because of an eye-gouge attempt by Azevedo. Former Rio Heroes Middleweight Champion Flavio Alvaro will drop down to lightweight for the first time in his career and take on Ivan Celis who will be making his Rio Heroes debut.
Silva will attempt to build on the momentum he earned by nearly winning Rio Heroes 9 in September when he faces off against Udi Lima. Silva and Lima fought in July at Rio Heroes 6 where Lima submitted Silva with a triangle. The final quarterfinal bout features Oliveira and Avad both making their Rio Heroes debut. The two sport completely different backgrounds as Oilveria is a well-renowned club fighter while Avad has made his rounds practicing Muay Thai around the world.
We will have full results following the event later tonight.
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