Rodrigo Cavalheiro made a statement with his victory in Belfast. Coming in to his fight with a prosperous Karl Amoussou, Cavalheiro was considered as an underdog. On this occasion, the book makers got it terribly wrong – Cavalheiro viscously flattened Ammoussou with a wicked combination mid-way through the fight.
The victory gave Cavalheiro an advantage in the race to stay ahead in the highly competitive welterweight division of Brave Combat Federation. Currently undefeated in Brave Combat Federation, Cavalheiro had improved his career record to 22 wins and 7 losses.
The welterweight fighter from Brazil was initially set to face Carlston Harris at Brave 8 hosted in Brazil, however Harris was pulled out the fight, but re-instated in to the title fight since Mohammad Fakhreddine had to withdraw from the bout due to medical reasons, therefore leaving Ammoussou without and opponent. Harris went ahead to win the championship.
After his knockout victory in Belfast, Cavalheiro and his fight team are campaigning for a championship match against Harris. However, Jarrah Al Selawe, who has the most wins in the promotion, is currently leading the spot as the number one contender to the championship strap.
When questioned about his future plans in the Brave CF division, Cavalheiro was clear in his intentions moving forward:
“I want to be one of the big names in the Brave Combat Federation. So I am ready to fight as soon as possible for the championship. My aim is to fight in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. As a fighter it will be the greatest honour and privilege to be crowned as a champion by Sheikh Khalid. There is no promotion in the whole world which is capable of giving such a great honour for athletes other than Brave Combat Federation”
No doubt there are some decisions to be made by the Brave CF bosses when thinking forward to upcoming bouts. With a stacked division, it most certainly boasts some entertaining fights in the future.