Shooto's Brazilian subset put on its first show of 2010 in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, and the evening's main event saw a new South American lightweight champion crowned. Paulo "Bananada" Goncalves of Tata Fight Team captured the vacant 155-pound strap, claiming a unanimous decision victory over local favorite Giovani Diniz of Nova Uniao and avenging a loss from January of '09.
In the co-main event, current Shooto World Lightweight ace and previous South American title holder, Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire, fought on home soil for the first time since becoming champion last October. Unable to put away durable Finn Mikael Lahdesmaki over the course of 15 minutes, Freire settled for a unanimous decision and extended his current win streak to 10 straight.
Full results via Tatame:
Shooto South America Lightweight Title Bout
Paulo "Bananada" def. Giovani Diniz via unanimous decision
Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire def. Mikael Lahdesmaki via unanimous decision
Miguel Duran def. Rafael Farias via TKO (retirement)
Rick def. Leandro Paulista via TKO (punches) R1 3:32
Fernando Bruno def. Fernando Peixeiro via submission (guillotine choke) R1 1:35
Aquiles Campos def. Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision
Otto Rodrigues def. Filipinho via unanimous decision
Fabiano "Jacarezinho" def. Jamil Silveira via unanimous decision