The Copa Podio promises to revolutionize the gentle art, on December 15, in Rio de Janeiro. Besides the couples challenge , which will showcase Augusto Tanquinho and Mackenzie Dern vs David Ramos Ribeiro and Marina Ribeiro, the event will feature a heavyweight GP, filled with various generations of stars.
World champions such as Rodolfo Vieira, Xande Ribeiro, Leo Nogueira, Alexander Souza, Bruno Bastos and Marcio “Pe de Pano” are confirmed, as well as and John Gabriel, Alexandro Ceconi and Caio “Hellboy” Magalhães . Caio got permission from his employers at the UFC and will find himself back in the gi, competing for for top honors at the tournament.
“I found out Caio was interested in participating in the event and, despite not always being able to count on MMA fighters, I had no doubts: I contacted him and he spared no effort to get permission to join the contest. I’m overjoyed,” said Jeferson Maycá, the head of the Copa Pódio promotion.
PÓDIO SUPER CHALLENGE
Guto Campos vs. Wancler Oliveira (Guto Campos defends his title for the third time)
DOUBLE COMBAT (COUPLES)
Augusto Tanquinho vs. Davi Ramos
Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Ribeiro
Diego Borges (Manaus) vs. Murilo Santana (São Paulo)
Leandro Lo vs. Felipe Preguiça
Alexandre de Souza (Gracie Floripa/Florianópolis)
Alexandro Ceconi (Ceconi Team/Criciúma)
Braga Neto (Gordo JJ/Porto Velho)
Bruno Bastos (Nova União/USA)
Caio Monstro (Nova União/Fortaleza)
João Gabriel Rocha (Soul Fighters/Rio de Janeiro)
Léo Nogueira (Alliance/São Paulo)
Rodolfo Vieira (GFTeam/Rio de Janeiro)
Xande Ribeiro (Ribeiro JJ)