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.
After a thrilling event in Belfast marking their first European trip, Brave CF have announced the performance bonus for the fighters on the card.
Brave 13: Europe Evolution has embraced the concept of performance bonuses to reach out to their athletes. The traditional concepts set by other promotions, such as fight of the night, submission of the night and knockout of the night, is the method Brave CF wish to reward their roster with. The reward system is announced on top of the win bonus (which is already provided to the athletes.)
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.