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Possible Video Evidence of Paulo Filho Actually Getting a Win Yesterday

(VidProps: YouTube)

As the avid link-dumpers among us learned yesterday, reported this week that troubled former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho was scheduled to meet Chilean heavyweight Daniel Gabriel at an MMA event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Friday night. Now, the above video purports to show Filho scoring a victory via first-round TKO at that show.

Though pretty much everything involving Filho is unreliable and shady – and since the ring announcer in this vid sounds like the Portuguese equivalent of all the adults in the old Charlie Brown cartoon, we can’t 100 percent vouch for its authenticity – the only other TKO stoppage on Filho’s official record came against Joe Doerksen at WEC 29 in 2007 (and that ain’t the WEC or "El Dirte" shown here), so we’re going to assume this footage is legit and cautiously say: Paul Filho def. Daniel Gabriel via TKO (punches), first round.

The slightly paunchy-looking Filho struggles for his initial takedown but, once he gets it, holds on with a tenacity befitting his nickname (and various dog-fighting tattoos). The dude we assume is Gabriel — who admittedly doesn’t look quite as big as Tatame would have us believe — briefly flirts with the idea of a kimura from the bottom, but Filho quickly moves to mount and needs just a couple of punches before the referee steps in to stop the action or Gabriel says "uncle." Premature stoppage? Possibly, but we have no idea how things are done down Sao Paulo way.

If authentic, the video shows Filho scoring his first victory since last December. After a few false starts to begin 2010, he’s scheduled to make a number of appearances this summer.


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youenjoyzedella- June 28, 2010 at 10:22 am
not 419 pounds, or anything close to it
EvilScott- June 6, 2010 at 9:06 am
He tapped.
fatbellyfrank- June 6, 2010 at 3:44 am
And he's one of the big names for ImpactFC, who sem to be advertising only two shows now, it all seems to be going to plan so far!
Plan B- June 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm
Freeze frame at 5:09, you can clearly see the zipper for the Filho suit. Fake.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Hey- you guys should show Pill-o Fatho some respect. He spends all of his money on dog food and face tattoos, the guy is so dedicated to his passions that he hasn't purchased a new shirt in about five years. Even in that body suit carved out of pizza dough his fitness was undeniably imposing.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Brawndo! It's what plants crave!
Lysol- June 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Lysol- June 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm
I don't want to imply that the fight was a work, but someone should tell Paulo Filho that an entire arena can see him slow dancing with the man he apparently has a 50% chance of having homosexual relations with.
midget tosser- June 5, 2010 at 9:55 am
The ring announcer didn't announce Paulo's name correctly because he was clearly afraid of Paulo's fitness.
2DaDeath- June 5, 2010 at 9:13 am
Does that statistic also apply to 50% of brazilians fighting in the octagon?
2DaDeath- June 5, 2010 at 9:11 am
Actually steampunk, i've been downin Brawndo's. It's got electrolytes, ya know. Been downin Brawndo's while watching "Ow! My Balls!" on The Violence Channel.
justscrappin- June 5, 2010 at 9:09 am
Yes...all brazilian women have great round bundas....and sometimes their waists are so small..they looked photoshopped....and i think the ratio of women to men is like we would be a commodity there. Add that to the fact that 50% of Brazilian men have admitted to having a homosexual experience...and all of a sudden your chances of getting some yummy brazilian booty have increased exponentially from being here in the states.
justscrappin- June 5, 2010 at 9:04 am
That dude sucked. He held on to Filho's head when Filho was still trying to fully maintain control of the takedown and the position. If he knew anything he would have let go of his head and tried to secure underhooks...or at least a frame to stop Filho's forward motion and then escaped his hips out. This was definitely a gimme fight for Filho.
2DaDeath- June 5, 2010 at 9:01 am
OK, now i saw the video i have two things to say:

1. "but Filho quickly moves to mount and needs just a couple of punches before the referee steps in to stop the action"

That is incorrect, my friend. Gabriel clearly tapped out to strikes. All two of them.

2. We need to import octagon girls from Sao Paolo. Anybody else notice the big, but sculpted ass on that brazilian ring girl!? Fap fap fap!!!
steampunk22- June 5, 2010 at 8:55 am
^^Rock a gatorade moustache. Girl I work with always shows up hungover with a Gatorade moustache and seems more or less good to go.

Also, I guess this is what happens when Paulo Filho decides not to fight while in the depths of an ether binge.

Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor skills. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror...

...and then you lose to Chael Sonnen.

2DaDeath- June 5, 2010 at 8:44 am
First. First to wake up too early with a hangover. Where's that damn alka seltzer?