Monday, April 28, 2008

Carina and Rodrigo Damm to fight at FCC 35

Two of the most famous siblings in MMA will be fighting on the Freestyle Combat Challenge 35 show this Saturday. Carina and Rodrigo Damm of Brazil are both slated to fight in Racine, Wisconsin against yet to be announced opponents. The sister and brother team are most well known for fighting in the BodogFight organization. The FCC 35 card appears to be the biggest card of the year for any Wisconsin organization featuring big name fighters in Nick Agallar, Sergio Gomez, Jameel Massouh, and Kiuma Kunioku. Carina Damm sports an MMA record of (8-3) according to Sherdog. She is currently riding a three fight win streak and most recently defeated Sophie Bagherdai last month in Los Angeles by armbar in the second round. The fight was on Fatal Femmes Fighting 4 – Call of the Wild, an all girl MMA organization. Bagherdai was undefeated at (3-0) when Damm defeated her. Carina Damm began her MMA career in October 2004.

Carina Damm vs. Vanessa Porta

Carina Damm vs. Rosie Sexton

Carina Damm vs. Molly Helsel

Rodrigo Damm

Rodrigo Damm sports an MMA record of (7-1) according to Sherdog and also began his MMA career in October of 2004. Damm lost that first match against Luciano Azevedo at Shooto Brazil via split decision but has not lost a fight since then. His seven fight win streak dates back to July of 2005.

Damm is a very talented grappler and holds a black belt in BJJ under Pedro Andade, Eduardo "Jamelao" Conceicao, and Fabio Gurgel. He earned his black belt in 6 years and is highly decorated in both BJJ and wrestling in Brazil. He is a Mundial Champion in BJJ and a four time national wrestling champion.

Neither Carina or Rodrigo Damm have opponents listed but I sent an e-mail to FCC matchmaker Shu Hirata and will keep you posted if I find out who their opponents will be. Expect more FCC articles as the week unfolds.

Rodrigo Damm Highlight Video

Rodrigo Damm interview with OTM

Rodrigo Damm vs. Jyu Do Fan

Rodrigo Damm vs. Naoki Seki

Here is the fight card thus far:

Freestyle Combat Challenge 35: Beauty and the Beast
Team Strasser vs. Team World
Racine Case High School
Racine, Wisconsin

Carina Damm (Brazil) vs.
Nick Agallar vs. Phillip Tomblin
Sergio Gomez vs.
Jameel Massouh vs.
Rodrigo Damm (Brazil) vs.
Kiuni Kunioku (Japan) vs. Joel Blanton
DJ Taiki (Japan) vs.
David Love vs.

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