Copa Podio is heading to America for the first time. That’s right, the popular grappling promotion from Brazil is heading to Vacaville, California for Copa Podio California on March 8th. A couple UFC veterans are set to face each other as Urijah Faber will meet Dustin Ortiz in the main event.
Faber is coming off a loss at UFC 245 where he was knocked out by Petr Yan. He is a jiu jitsu black belt with 17 submission victories in his MMA career. Ortiz last fought in January of 2019 where he was defeated by Joseph Benavidez. He has more of a wrestling back ground but he isn’t afraid to hunt for submissions as he has 4 wins by tap out in his MMA career.
The co-main event at Copa Podio California will feature another pair of MMA fighters. UFC veterans Danny Castillo and Carlos Rocha will face each other in a no-gi super fight.
Also on the card will be two Grand Prix style tournaments. The preliminary card will have a “California Grand Prix” featuring some of the top blackbelts from California. The main card will put on a “Lightweight Grand Prix” featuring names like Jeremy Jackson, Guthierry Barbosa and Leonardo Silva.
Copa Podio California PPV can be purchased on Fite TV.
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No Gi Challenge
Dustin Ortiz def. Urijah Faber via Points (11-2)
Danilo Moreira def. Antione Gibson via Points (10-0)
Danny Castillo def. Carlos Rocha via Referees Decision
Lightweight Grand Prix
Guthierry Barbosa def. Alex Munis via Points 2-0
Leonardo Silva def. Sinistro Iturralde via Points (2-0)
Guthierry Barbosa def. Leonardo Silva via Points (2-0)
Alex Munis def. Sinistro Iturralde via Points (2-0)
Kauan Barbosa def. Ceasar Casamajo via Disqualification
Guthierry Barbosa def. Alex Munis via Points (2-0)
Sinistro Iturralde def. Leonardo Silva via Submission (Arm Lock)
Kanan Clarke-Jones def. Jeremy Jackson via Points (2-0)
Guthierry Barbosa def. Kauan Barbosa via Submission
Alex Munis def. Ceasar Casamajo via Referees Decision
Jeremy Jackson def. Sinistro Iturralde via Referees Decision
Kanan Clarke-Jones def. Leonardo Silva via Points (2-0)
Guthierry Barbosa def. Cesar Casamajo via Points (2-0)
Alex Munis def. Kauan Barbosa via Points (2-0)
Jeremy Jackson def. Leonardo Silva via Points (4-2)
Kanan Clarke-Jones vs. Sinistro Iturralde – Draw
3 Rounds Of Combat
Anton Dmitrakov def. William Padilha via Submission (Kimura)
California Grand Prix
Nathan Mendelson def. Guga Campos via Points (7-0)
Nathan Mendelson def. Diego Harzog via Points (4-0)
Diego Herzog vs. Nathan Mendelson – Draw
Guga Campos def. Manny Gonzales via Submission (Bow and Arrow Choke)
Nathan Mendelson def. Richard Anthony via Submission (Arm Lock)
Romulo Mello def. Manny Gonzales via Points (11-0)
Diego Herzog def. Richard Anthony via Submission (Cross Choke)
Guga Campos def. Romulo Mello via Referees Decision
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