Saturday, February 7, 2009

Liveblog: Return of Macaco Part 1

MMA Journalist is cageside for Karriem Abdallah Productions' "Return of Macaco", a Brazilian-heavy five-bout card at Essex County College in Newark. As the title implies, the event is headlined by vale tudo legend Jorge "Macaco" Patino. Don't know who that is? Google "old school badass" and you'll see this dude has had some epics in the ring. Apparently Macaco lives and teaches in Newark now - hence the four other Sao Paulo natives on the card (think: fighting exchange program). Also fighting tonight are tough Garden State lightweight Anthony Montanaro, Philly scrapper Lamont Lister, and Jay Silva. Absent is heavyweight behemoth Bryan Vetell, who, for some reason, bailed on the weigh-ins.

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