2012 World MMA Light Heavyweight Scouting Report: #8 – Thiago Perpetuo

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Photo by Gleidson Venga, Sherdog

Name: 22px-flag_of_brazil Thiago Perpetuo
Nickname: Bodao
Age: 24
Height: 6'0"
Location:
Sao Paulo, Brazil

The first Brazilian to claim a spot on the 2012 World MMA Light Heavyweight Scouting Report is Sao Paulo, Brazil-native Thiago Perpetuo (8-1-1). The Furacao Fight Team member has recorded eight wins since his debut back in April of 2009, scoring seven finishes, six by way of knockout. He's currently enjoying a four-fight win streak, beating Willians Santos at Jungle Fight 26 in April and most recently knocking out Edgar Castaldelli Filho at Max Fight 9 in July.

Perpetuo's stand-up game is his most effective means to beating the competition. He's methodical in his approach, boxing up adversaries with powerful combinations to the legs, ribs, and chin. By mixing it up and using a ranged attack, Perpetuo not only avoids counter attacks, but he doesn't overexert himself. That's an important key to his success as most opponents cannot keep up with his pace in the latter rounds, faltering against the pressure he produces.

On the ground, Perpetuo isn't actively hunting for submissions, nor is he a proven takedown machine. He is, however, effective from top control, usually working for takedowns in the late rounds and mauling his exhausted opponents.

His defense to takedowns is mediocre at best, and that's an area of concern as he moves up the ranks. To defend against ground and pound, Perpetuo administers damage control by holding down his opponent's posture, usually forcing a stand-up due to inaction. Not a great plan for the future, especially against opponents with better endurance and power.

Luckily, Perpetuo is quick and elusive, slyly scrambling out from underneath opponents or reversing positions. He may get into bad positions early in fights, but it has been a certainty so far in his career that his competition can't outlast his pace. At only 24 years old, Perpetuo has enormous potential with only minor flaws.

Check out video footage of Thiago Perpetuo after the jump...

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#10 - Pedro Munhoz
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#2 - Joey Gambino
#3 - Brandon Bender
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#1 - Andrey Koreshkov
#2 - Dhiego Lima
#3 - Brandon Thatch
#4 - Nordine Taleb
#5 - Hernani Perpetuo
#6 - Brock Jardine
#7 - Alan Jouban
#8 - Mohsen Bahari
#9 - Andre Santos
#10 - Stephen Thompson
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#2 - Marcelo Guimaraes
#3 - Claudio Silva
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#9 - Jack Hermansson
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Thiago Perpetuo HL

Thiago Bodão vs Edgard Castaldelli

Thiago Perpetuo vs. Willians Santos

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