By Jamie McAllister
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil episode thirteen recap, in this weeks episode Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira faces Thiago “Bodao” de Oliveira Perpetuo in the last of the Middleweight bouts and the last episode of the season. We will also discover the seasons award winners for the knockout, Submission and Fight of the season.
The coaches Belfort and Wanderlei discuss the final bout of the season. Belfort believes Cezar “Mutante” is the more well rounded of the two fighters. Wanderlei on the other hand is not impressed by Cezar “Mutante” and says he’ll only be impressed if he is able to defeat Thiago “Bodao” and says if he loses “he never fooled me.”
Next we hear from both fighters Thiago “Bodao” firstly who says if he does not believe in himself no one else will and Wanderlei also reminds us about Bodao’s story as he beat cancer at age nine. He also says he’s suffered too much in his life to let anyone stop him now.
Cezar “Mutante” is not focused on what Thiago “Bodao” does well and is concentrating on what he is going to bring to the fight. Mutante is not underestimating his opponent however believes in himself and is ready to fight.
At the house the fighters give opinions on the bout most feel the bout will be intense and closely contested but all fighters remain loyal to their teams. Daniel Sarafian who already has claimed his place in the Middleweight finale says the fight will be interesting but thinks he will face Cezar “Mutante”
Brazilian television personality Galvao Bueno, one of the country’s most renowned soccer commentators stops by the house and talks to both teams and is amazed the fighters have managed to cope after being shut off from the real world for so long.
TEAM VITOR’S CEZAR “” FERREIRA (4-2) VS. TEAM WANDERLEI’S THIAGO “BODAO” DE OLIVEIRA PERPETUO (8-1)
Round One – The bout is set for three five minute rounds. Mutante comes out and throws a left hook which partially is blocked but he advances forward landing a nice combination that may have rocked Bodao. Mutante is in total control and clinches up with Bodao looking for knees before Bodao manages to escape the clinch, Bodao is in the centre of the octagon with Mutante circling his opponent and fires a left head kick that lands solid on Bodao dropping him and its an instant knockout.
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira def. Thiago “Bodao” de Oliveira Perpetuo via knockout, 1:22 Round 1
The Team Belfort celebrates and the doctors come in to attend to Thiago Bodao and when Bodao comes to he tells Wanderlei he can continue to fight which confirms how out of it he really was.
Belfort talks about the feeling of knocking someone out and Wanderlei says when a shot like that lands there is absolutely nothing you can do. Thiago Bodao states he only remembers starting the fight and then waking up, Mutante says he always respects his opponents and that only inside the cage Bodao was an opponent and outside of it he is his friend. Wanderlei also talks to Mutante after the bout and says that he now has earned his admiration, and that he no longer believes he was only on the show because of his close friendship with Belfort.
Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira advances to the finals and now will face Sergio Moraes at UFC 147. Daniel Sarafian had to withdraw from the bout due to injury. The Featherweight Finale will also be on the main card with Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira.
The coaches discuss their experiences while on the show and we learn who the winners of the seasons bonus awards Cezar “Mutante” wins the bonus for the shortest amount of time spent in the cage, winning his quarterfinal and semifinal bouts in a total of 7:29 this gets him a new Ford Pick-Up Truck. Submission of the season goes to Rony “Jason” for his quarterfinal win over Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros. The Knockout award also goes to Cezar “Mutante” for his head kick KO of Thiago “Bodao” on this episode. The season’s best fight goes to the middleweight quarterfinal between Thiago Bodao and Francisco “Massaranduba” Drinaldo, which Bodao won to reach the semis. Those winners receive $45,000 Brazilian Real, which is about $22,000 U.S. dollars.
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