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Brave 3 Recap: Chute Boxe Diego Lima shine in Curitiba



Brave MMA saw its first international installment last night when they made their way to Curitiba, Brazil for their third show. The card was stacked with Brazil’s finest, highlighted by Chute Boxe’s Lucas Martins who submitted late replacement Fabian Galvan via D’Arce Choke in the second round.

Another Chute Boxe Diego Lima standout, Felipe Efrain opened up the main card when he took on UFC veteran Walel Watson. Efrain was able to mix his striking and wrestling very well before dropping Watson with a brutal body shot to finish the fight in the second round.

Both fighters earned a performance of the night bonus with the closely contested battle between Jeremy Smith and Marcos Pirata earning the fight of the night bonus. Pirata won via controversial split decision in an action packed bout.

Also on the card, Carlston Harris shined bright in the co-main event when he unleashed a flurry on Thiago Vieira, dropping him with a right hand that sent him to the canvas. He then got on top and finished him with brutal ground and pound. The card featured 8 finishes out of the 10 fights with only 2 fights going the distance.

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Brave will make their next stop in Abu Dhabi March 31st when they crown their first ever champion. Mexico’s Masio Fullen will take on Algeria’s Elias Boudegzdame in a 5 round featherweight championship fight.

Check out the full Brave 3 results below.

Main Card

Lucas Mineiro def. Fabian Galvan via D’Arce Choke (Second Round)
Carlston Harris def. Thiago Monstro via TKO (Second Round)
Marco Pirata def. Jeremy Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Luan “Miau” Santiago def. Ivan Castillo via TKO (First Round)
Julio Cesar Morceguinho def. Fernando Colman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Felipe Efrain def. Walel Watson via TKO (Second Round)


Marcel Adur def. Ivan Lopez via TKO (Second Round)
Rogério Bontorin def. Jon Olivar Jr. via Rear Naked Choke (First Round)
Cristiano Souza def. Cristian Quiñonez via KO (Second Round)
Max Lima def. Bruno Roverso via KO (First Round)