Evangelista vs Manhoef, Cage Rage 15, 4th February 2006
Evangelista vs Manhoef features two of MMAs most ferocious pitbulls in Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef and Evangelista Cyborg Santos. One a world class dutch kick boxer, the other a product of the famous Chute Boxe Academy.
Melvin Manhoef is the current Cage Rage Lightheavy weight Champion. He defends his belt in a much anticipated fight against Cyborg Santos in London, England.
Melvin Manhoef is a world reknowned Dutch style kick boxer. Coming into this fight, he is riding a five fight win streak. This includes defeating Fabio Piamonte for the Cage Rage World Lightheavy Weight Title.
Going into this fight, Evangelista Santos is coming off a four fight win streak. One of these fights is at Meca World Vale Tudo 12. Meca World is the early form of cage fighting and has some of the toughest MMA I have ever seen.
Evangelista vs Manhoef is an iconic MMA fight that brings out the brutal fighter in all of us. The amount of heart, drive , and dedication from both fighters touches viewers whether they are fight fans or not. I have to admit, this was one of the fights that showed me how MMA was not just a brutal sport. Evangelista vs Manhoef showed me that MMA was a lifestyle and fighters were not only dedicated but passionate as well.
Fight fans around the world and through time love Evangelista vs Manhoef not because of the brutal nature of the fight. Fight fans love Evangelista vs Manhoef because of the heart these fighters show in the cage. These two skilled kickboxing fighters have absolutely no understanding of the concept of “quit”. A fight that sets the standard for MMA history. A fight that defines the term “leaving it all in the cage”.
Evangelista vs Manhoef full fight video