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Ricardo Arona vs. Marvin Eastman at Bitetti Combat in Brazil

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Ricardo Arona finally appears set to embark on his comeback as it has recently been announced that he will be facing off with Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman in September.

The two are set to clash at Bitetti Combat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 12 according to a recent report by the Brazilian website Portal Das Lutas.

Arona was at one time widely regarded to be among the cream of the crop in MMA’s 205 pound division before a shocking knockout loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and more than a year layoff pushed him far out of the limelight.

A few impressive wins over decent opposition could easily push Arona back towards the top of the rankings in a hurry as the Brazilian grappling champion already holds victories over the likes of Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Alistair Overeem and Dean Lister to name just a few.

Eastman will be looking to get a winning streak going as he recently notched a TKO victory over Aaron Lofton at MFC 21 following back to back defeats against the likes of Denis Kang and Drew Mcfederies.

  • metalmulisha says:

    Now see this is a story that should have received more attention.
    Arona one of the more underrated stars from Pride and a truly world class grappler making a comeback from a two plus year lay off.
    I’ve checked out some of the other rumored fights for this card and it looks pretty good.
    To bad we probably won’t get to see it here in the States unless it’s a bad internet stream, but i’d take that.


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