The epsiode begins with Anistávio Gasparzinho grating on people’s nerves by playing around… wearing a ski mask, grappling the statue of a dog, squirting silly string everywhere, and basically keeping everyone up all night by making noise.
He gets locked out of the house and makes more noise until he is let back in. He even pulls Rony Jason’s sheets from him. Jason, an insomniac, gets up to train. He’s hitting the punching bag at 4:45AM, and Team Vitor isn’t happy.
Later, Rony reports to Team Vitor’s room, explaining what happened and how he responded. Belfort thinks it was good of him to apologize, but that he shouldn’t have responded by waking people up himself.
Belfort is trying to determine who he’ll pick to fight; it’s between Wolverine and Rodrigo Damm and they finally pick Damm to face John Macapa–but don’t tell their own fighter who he’s facing until the day of weigh-ins.
Damm tells the cameras a little bit about his childhood. His parents got divorced when he was 16, and he moved out on his own. One of his sisters moved to Portugal and the other, MMA fighter Carina Damm, got married but helped him with food, clothes and bills. She even sold some of her jewelry so he could travel to compete. Since all that is widely known about Damm is that she’s been caught for steroid use, it’s nice to learn a different side of her. Anyway, Rodrigo Damm is now married with 3 kids.
Macapa also tells the camera about his trials and tribulations. His parents also separated when he was 9, and he said there were many arguments and even some physical abuse in his household. He comes from a very poor neighborhood.
It’s becoming more obvious how different fighters in Brazil are than the US fighters in earlier seasons of TUF. Although many fighters everywhere have had rough upbringings, and TUF Brazil isn’t entirely devoid of goofballs, it seems that these fighters take things a lot more seriously.
Anyway, Damm vs. Macapa is on. The two start by exchanging punches, with Macapa having the upper hand. Damm is rocked, and takes a bad shot. Rodrigo eventually lands a solid single, but has trouble passing guard. Macapa stands back up and Damm works for another takedown, which he gets. He passes to half guard and lands some nice elbows, and they stand and trade punches once again. Macapa 10-9.
In the second round, Damm again works takedowns but Macapa stuffs them. Damm accidentally pokes Macapa in the eye. A brief pause and then restart, with more takedown attempts from Damm; mostly stuffed, but he does get mount against the cage at the end of the stanza. Damm 10-9.
The fight goes to a 3rd round, with Macapa landing good strikes and kicks and Damm working a takedown and some ground and pound. Damm works for a kimura, but does not finish it. However, Damm wins the fight via decision. Team Wand is bitching in their locker room about how it was a bad decision, and Team Belfort is cheering and saying their prayers.