Rodrigo Cavalheiro (21-7-0) has set his targets on the newly signed Karl Amoussou (24-8-2) following an impressive victory at Brave 11 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
35-year-old Cavalheiro was set to make his Brave Combat Federation debut during Brave 6: Kazakhstan. Unfortunately, that was not meant to be and his first fight was delayed till the eleventh edition of the event in Brazil where he knocked out Alessandro Gambulino in the very first round. Cavalheiro, who is a part of American Top Team, has previously fought for XFC, Titan FC, KSW and Bellator and has 21 wins out of his 28 appearances, including 16 stoppage victories.
“I am ready to compete with anyone. I had my eyes on Fakhreddine because he was the reason my Brave debut was postponed but a bout with Karl Amoussou interests me. Let us wait and see what Brave has in store for me. I am here to be a world champion and I’m going to make sure everyone knows who I am in this Welterweight division”, said Cavalheiro.
Amoussou has been part of the camp at KHK MMA Bahrain, training alongside a number of fighters who are preparing for Brave 12: KHK Legacy.
The 32-year-old veteran is a former Cage Warriors welterweight champion and fought for the Bellator welterweight championship during his time with the promotion. The Frenchman was originally scheduled to compete against Carlston Harris at Brave 8: The Rise of Champions in Curitiba, Brazil, however the fight fell apart after Harris was given the chance to fight for the championship after Mohammad Fakhreddine was unable to compete following the weigh-ins. Harris went ahead to capture the Brave welterweight championship following a unanimous decision against Nottingham, England’s Carl “The Bomber” Booth.