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Video: Zuluzinho celebrates prematurely after early knockdown, ends up losing decision

There’s the old cliche, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” Sometimes, that advice rings true in the wild sport of mixed martial arts. On Tuesday at AMC Fight Nights, Zuluzinho, a 350-pound Brazilian fighter, took on unbeaten heavyweight Yusup Shuaev. Outweighing his opponent by nearly 100 pounds, the 42-year-old Zuluzinho dropped his opponent at the end of the opening round and lands a barrage of ground strikes until the referee steps in. What a flurry it was for “Little Zulu” as he was celebrating what would’ve been his fourth consecutive victory.
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400-pound Zuluzinho loses fight after nearly finishing opponent in Russia

In the typical fashion of a Zuluzinho fight, especially in 2021, there was some weirdness. Taking place in Russia, the PRIDE FC vet earned his 10th career loss. At AMC Fight Nights: Sochi after three rounds of action against unbeaten 5-0-1 Yusup Shuaev, the 400-pounder connected with a big punch to drop his opponent. Immediately celebrating, little did Zuluzinho know that the fight hadn’t been stopped.
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