Press Release – Fury FC Grand Prix Tourney On 11/30

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Press Release:

Fury FC 93 kg GP Final Four:
Who will be crowned on November 30th?

Next November 30th, in the biggest city of South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil, four premier young talents will decided the first ever Fury FC Grand Prix Champion, in the up to 93 kg weight class, as Fury FC 2 – Final Combat will take place in the high-class house of spectacles Tom Brasil. The show will count also with a set of single matches, however with the conclusion of the eight men grand prix coming up, the spotlights will be certainly on these four fighters from Brazil, who survived the first round of the tournament that took place this past September 27th, at Fury FC 1 – Warloards Unleshead, in a four bouts that showed dominance from the Brazilians. Jiu Jitsu black belt Vitor Viana was the only one to fight a Brazilian opponent in Joao Assis, and he controlled the action until a TKO was a natural consequence. Also coming from a Jiu Jitsu background, but representing the Chute Boxe team, Thiago Silva had the task of facing experienced Dutch fighter Dave Dalgliesh, who has even defeated seasoned fighter Valentjim Overeem in his career. Thiago managed to apply a heel-hook submission on his opponent, and secured his spot on the semi-finals. Also fighting an European opponent in Russian Denis Komkin, Gracie Barra Combat Team member Danilo “Motoserra” faced the challenge of going up a weight class, and although surprised early on managed to secure a guilliotine choke and also walked away with the submission win. Also a winner on the first round, Striker Dimitri Wanderlei, who had a quick first round knockout over Japanese Yusuke Masuda, will be the only absence from the original field of four winners at the Fury FC 93 kg GP semi-finals next November 30th. With a serious knee injury, he will be replaced by Brazilian Top Team representative Claudio Godoi, who brings his experience to the table while fighting in his hometown, guaranteeing the high-level of competition in one night where any of the four can emerge as the champion after two wins. Take a chance to learn a little more about the final four, while we await the final combat at Fury FC 2, where only one will be crowned the champion!

Thiago Silva – Coming from Sao Paulo, Thiago Silva is a student of Pride and UFC veteran Jorge “Macaco” Patino and represents the famous Chute Boxe team. With very good ground skills, an aggressive style, and a stand up game that is improving all the time, Thiago brings an undefeated MMA career to the table when he steps inside the ring, as he is considered one of the most talented young fighters to appear in the country in recent times. With a judges' decision win against other Fury GP semi-finalist Claudio Godoy, Silva submitted Dutch fighter Dave Dalgliesh in the first round of the Fury FC up to 93 kg Grand Prix, and will have a lot of supporters in the crowd trough fighting in his hometown.

Danilo “Motoserra” – Representing Gracie Barra Combat Team, this fighter from Rio de Janeiro has already a lot of experience in his young career. Having fought names like Pride veteran Daniel Acacio, and Deep veteran Fabricio Monteiro, Danilo took the challenge to go up one weight class, to engage on the Fury FC up to 93 kg Grand Prix. In the first round, this bet paid off, as he was able to overcome a tough start to submitt Russian fighter Denis Komkin with a guilliotine choke. Now, bringing a series of four streak wins to the ring, Danilo is in hope of conquering the most prestigious belt of his career so far on next November 30th.

Vitor Viana – A Jiu Jitsu stand out from the state of Espirito Santo, this young grappling prodigy, and BJJ black belt, is a student of legendary Leonardo Vieira, representing Brasa Team and NeverShake, and has been making an impact on his Mixed Martial Arts run. Undefeated, and already with fights overseas in Holland, Viana comes in likely considered the most techincal ground fighter from the final four of the Fury FC up to 93 kg Grand Prix. In the first round, this past September 27th, he dominated tough opponent Joao Assis in a TKO winning effort, and comes into the semi-finals on November 30th highly regarded among the favorites.

Claudio Godoi – Maybe the most experienced fighter on the final four, Godoi got the gig trough the bad luck of first round winner Dimitri Wanderlei, who had to whitdraw from the semi-finals due to knee injury. Fighting out of Sao Paulo, and representing the famous Brazilian Top Team. Having fought in many Brazilian shows, as well as in Korea, Godoi has a history of tough fights, with battles against names like other GP semi-finalist Thiago Silva, Fury FC 1 winner Dimitri Wanderlei, as well as a win over Pride veteran Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos. After a evenly and hard fought match against Helio Dipp in the first edition of Fury FC, where he lost a split decision, Claudio was called to take Dimitri's spot due to the show's policy on not having two fighters from the same team in a tournament, making it impossible for Helio Dipp to join the GP. However, with his solid BJJ skills as a blackbelt, his good Boxing, endless experience and hometown crowd factor, Godoi has clearly a good chance of stealing the show.

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