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Paulo Filho Already Booked for Three Fights in First Half of 2011

(Filho has recently begun wearing his Jesus teeth wherever he goes. Any time one of his friends or coaches try to tell him to take them out, he pretends he’s deaf.)

Sure Paulo Filho may be batshit crazy, but that doesn’t stop the dude from fighting as much as he can.

“Ely” has signed on to compete for three different organizations in a three-month span in Brazil in March, April and May, and if the beleaguered fighter can put together an impressive win streak, it’s not entirely outside the realm of possibility that we might see the former WEC middleweight champ return to the UFC when they bring their travelling circus back to the South American country for the second time in history.

On March 19 he will get his feet wet by taking on  4-7 Peruvian fighter Jackson Mora at the WFC: Pretorian event in Rio de Janeiro. Then on April 29 he will square off with fellow Brazilian and 14-3 UFC vet Ronys Torres at the International Fighter Championship (IFC) event in Recife before strapping on the gloves again one month later to lock horns with Gustavo “Ximu” Machado (16-8-1) on May 14 at Fatality Arena 3 back in Rio (*editor’s note: Seriously, it’s called Fatality Arena 3. We couldn’t make that shit up).

Although none of his upcoming opponents are world-beaters by any means, if he actually makes it to and wins all three bouts, Paulo will have improved to 8-1-1 since exiting the WEC following an embarrassing loss to Chael Sonnen. If that doesn’t earn him an invite back to the big show, there’s something wrong, considering the fact that other fighters who were let go for shoddier Octagon performances beat a few regional cans and got the call back from Joe Silva.

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jeanclaudetransam- March 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm
Hermes Franca is on the card? I thought he retired a few years back..
Construction King- March 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Strange matchmaking, Torres fought as a lightweight and Filho has fought as high as heavyweight.
NinjaVanish- March 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Im sick of hearing about this guy. He is a disgrace to the sport. He's 21-2 and still fighting guys with losing records. Most of his fights he gets his ass beaten on then pulls an armbar out of his ass. Pathetic at best.
Dog Dicks Magoo- March 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm
I want to see him fight that ghost that he fought in the Sonnen fight.
Fried Taco- March 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm
Juju, on the other hand, is a little more accommodating:
Fried Taco- March 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Jaque sure makes it hard to tell if the surgery was successful:
Viva Hate- March 1, 2011 at 10:00 am
*Jaque, we need the edit button back.
Viva Hate- March 1, 2011 at 9:59 am
Jaquen Khurry is really Jack Khurry, just sayin.
portland mma- March 1, 2011 at 9:51 am
Are you saying that Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?
portland mma- March 1, 2011 at 9:50 am
If I was a promoter the first thing I would do is set up a fight with Karo Parysan and Paulo Filho.
shitbag- March 1, 2011 at 9:49 am
Does Fihlo have down's?
RwilsonR- March 1, 2011 at 9:39 am
Photo: 'Vitor was expecting him, as he does every day, but never did he think to look in Paulo's mouth.'
MoonBelly- March 1, 2011 at 9:37 am
"On February 26 he will get his feet wet..."
That was a couple days ago, why are we talking about it like it hasn't happened? So are there results or was the date wrong?
TheJuggernaut- March 1, 2011 at 9:36 am
quit wasting my time with this filho bullshit and get to the "post 127 arm-chair matchmaking"