UNION TEAM victorious



July 12, 2005

Carnival City Arena

Johannesburg, South Africa



- Special thanks go out to Mr. W. Hendricks & Pancrase USA for the following information:


I'm back home after two weeks of MMA events in South Africa and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). I went to South

Africa with three of my MMA fighters, plus one from the Nova Uniao Team, of Rio de Janeiro. Two of my

fighters won (an intercontinental title and a World Middleweight UFA title), one by submission and the other

by KO, both at the first round. The event was a great success and it seems that the promoters are very

interested to improve the level of the fights, due to the financial support of the investors.

UNION TEAM COACH - Ricardo Murgel



UFA Africa Middleweight World Championship Bout

Itamar Rosa (Union Team) vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam

- Itamar Rosa winner by KO, round 1


UFA Africa Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Championship Bout

Valdir Linhares (Union Team) vs. Wiehahn Lesch

- Valdir wins by submission, round 1


UFA Africa Intercontinental Lightweight Champion Bout

Giovani Diniz (Team Nobre Arte e Nova Uniao) vs. Olivier Elizabeth

- Giovani wins by decision



Master Murgel will be visiting the United States in late August to conduct his annual series of MMA and BJJ

seminars. Interested parties should contact sportmasters@msn.com for details.


 - From www.Pancrase.US (with a little editing from us, color, highlights, etc...)