WGP #47 takes place on Friday in Curitiba, Brazil, the famous fighting city that has produced the likes of Vanderlei Silva, Jose Pele Landi Jons, Anderson Silva, and the famed Rua brothers.
Ariel Machado, the Glory veteran who hails from Curitiba, faces fellow Brazilian Haime Morais in an all-Brazilian battle in the 94.1kg weight category. Machado is a former Glory title challenger-he lost a unanimous decision to light heavyweight king Artem Vakhitov last October. Machado holds wins over interim champion Pavel Zhuravlev, veteran Danyo Ilunga, and also the highly rated Zinedine Hameur-Lein. Hameur-Lein defeated Machado by TKO in 2016, but the Brazilian avenged the defeat with a stoppage victory of his own last year. Morais comes into the bout with a solid record of 35 wins, 1 draw, and only six defeats.
Here is the fight card. The event will be broadcast on Fox Sports Latin America, Bandsports, and Canal Combate in Brazil.
Friday July 27, 2018
Gymnasium of Taruma, Curitiba, Brazil
Broadcast: Fox Sports Latin America, Canal Combate, Bandsports
Ariel Machado (BRA) vs Haime Morais (BRA)-94.1 kg Super Fight
Maykol Yurk (BRA) vs Cesar Arzamendia (PGY)-71.8 kg Super Fight
Magnum Max (BRA) vs Ernesto de la Colina (ARG)-64.5 kg Challenger Semifinal 2
Jordan Kranio (BRA) vs Cesar Paredes (ECU)-64.5 kg Challenger Semifinal 1
Fernando Almeida (BRA) vs Jorge Caballero (PGY)-94.1 kg Super Fight
-71.8kg Super Fight
Guilherme Assis (BRA) vs Fabio Alberto (BRA)-85.1 kg Super Fight
Gabriel de Lima (BRA) vs Hugo Marques (BRA)-64.5 kg Super Fight