Male vs. Female Fight Announced For Shooto 45
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.17.2013
Emerson Falcao taking on Juliana Velasquez...
Shooto 45 will feature a male vs. female fight at bantamweight. MMAFighting reports that Emerson Falcao of team Nova Uniao will face Juliana Velasquez of Team Nogueira at the show, which takes place on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
Nova Uniao's Andre Pederneiras would not reveale the ruleset for the fight, noting, "But we guarantee that everything will be done within the law and safely."
A rep for the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has condemned the fight, with CABMMA director of operations Cristiano Sampaio telling MMAjunkie, "If Andre is really putting that fight together, and if it's in his plans to work together next year, for sure it won't happen."
Sampaio said the commission has no authority to stop the event.