Category Archives: BRAVE COMBAT FEDERATION

Shyudi Yamauchi to make MMA debut in Brave Combat Federation

Shyudi Yamauchi to make MMA debut in Brave Combat Federation Shyudi Yamauchi to make MMA debut in Brave Combat Federation Shyudi Yamauchi has signed with Brave Combat Federation to compete at the eighth edition of the event at Curitiba, Brazil. The Bantamweight grappler will face Werlleson Martins in Curitiba, Brazil on 12th August, 2017 at BRAVE 8: The Rise of Champions. Shyudi is the cousin of Goiti Yamauchi who currently competes in the Lightweight division for Bellator MMA. The Japanese-born Brazilian mixed martial artist emerged as a notorious grappler. Shyudi had declared that he will look to get things to the floor as he isn’t afraid of engaging in a jiu-jitsu battle with anyone. Shyudi had been training Jiu-Jitsu since 2002 and have acquired his black belt. “I’m really excited for my Brave debut. It is indeed a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to compete...

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Shyudi Yamauchi hopes to use Brave’s platform to expand family’s values and visions on martial arts

Shyudi Yamauchi hopes to use Brave’s platform to expand family’s values and visions on martial arts Shyudi Yamauchi hopes to use Brave’s platform to expand family’s values and visions on martial arts After a long and successful career in the local Brazilian MMA scene, Shyudi Yamauchi will finally make his international debut, albeit in his adopted hometown of Curitiba. The Bantamweight grappler will meet Werlleson Martins in the Brave 8: The Rise of Champions preliminary card, on August 12th. And he’s hoping to use the Brave platform to expand and establish his family’s values and visions on martial arts. Cousin of Featherweight standout Goiti Yamauchi, Shyudi began to train in 2002, after his uncle and current head trainer brought back Pride FC videos from Japan. The Brave newcomer says those tapes changed his life forever and he began, together with Goiti, to train hard and they...

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Brave News #9 announces Frankie Edgar as color commentator for Brave’s Brazil return

Brave News #9 announces Frankie Edgar as color commentator for Brave’s Brazil return Brave News #9 announces Frankie Edgar as color commentator for Brave’s Brazil return Brave News, the weekly online shows that keeps fans around the world updated on the latest promotional developments, comes in this week with amazing news. Former world champion Frankie Edgar is set to come back as color commentator for the organization’s second trip to Brazil. Brave 8: The Rise of Champions takes places in Curitiba, Brazil, on August 12th, and will feature “The Answer” on the broadcast team. Edgar made his commentating debut back in March for Brave 3: Battle in Brazil, which also took place in the Curitiba metropolitan area. The American legend will resume his duties alongside play-by-play commentator Cyrus Fees. The two made headlines during Brave 3 with their on-camera chemistry and Edgar was praised for...

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Wagner Gomes drops out of Brave 8 due to injury; another former UFC fighter replaces him

Wagner Gomes drops out of Brave 8 due to injury; another former UFC fighter replaces him Wagner Gomes drops out of Brave 8 due to injury; another former UFC fighter replaces him Middleweight Wagner Silva Gomes, known for his stints in The Ultimate Fighter and UFC, was scheduled to make his promotional debut at Brave 8: The Rise of Champions, set for Curitiba, Brazil, on August 12th. However, he’s been forced to drop out of his bout against Christiano Frohlich due to an undisclosed injury and will be replaced by another former UFC fighter in Edilberto Crocotá. At 34, Crocotá has an established MMA record of 46 fights, counting 29 victories, 15 defeats and two draws. He fights out of Champions Academy with famed trainer Luiz Dórea and has won his last bout, which took place in April of this year. Edilberto will take on prospect...

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The rise of Luan Santiago: from the Brazilian slums to the spotlight of Brave

The rise of Luan Santiago: from the Brazilian slums to the spotlight of Brave The rise of Luan Santiago: from the Brazilian slums to the spotlight of Brave  Luan Santiago was born in a poor neighborhood of Salvador, one of the oldest, most beautiful, and also most violent cities of Brazil. As many young Brazilians, he grew up with a dream of a better life through sports. “My childhood was like many Northeastern kids in Brazil. It was a war”, he remembers. “I had problems at home and it was tough in the streets as well. I saw in martial arts a way out of that scenario. I started training when I was a child but I already dreamed of becoming the best. It was difficult for me, though, because we didn’t have many conditions, and the structure was poor where I trained, a high school...

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Brave 7: Pato submits Quintanar to settle rivalry; younger Fakhreddine debuts with TKO win

Brave 7: Pato submits Quintanar to settle rivalry; younger Fakhreddine debuts with TKO win Brave 7: Pato submits Quintanar to settle rivalry; younger Fakhreddine debuts with TKO win There is a new king in town. Tijuana now belongs to Alejandro Martinez, and there’s no doubt about it. Pato beat Fabian Quintanar for the second time, now with a second-round submission at Brave 7: Untamed main event, to settle the biggest rivalry in Mexican MMA. Martinez got into the cage haunted by the ghost of controversy from the first meeting with Fabian. In the occasion, a year ago, he won via split decision but didn’t convince his opponent or his teammates. Now, Pato left no room for doubt and stopped Quintanar with a rear-naked choke.   The Fight Both Alejandro and Fabian started the fight looking for the leg kicks. Even though Quintanar had the reach...

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Brave 7 weigh-in results: six fighters miss the weight; Pato vs Quintanar is official

Brave 7 weigh-in results: six fighters miss the weight; Pato vs Quintanar is official Brave 7 weigh-in results: six fighters miss the weight; Pato vs Quintanar is official   The weigh-in is usually referred as the “first fight” for a professional MMA athlete, and quite often the most difficult one. That was the case in Tijuana, where Brave Combat Federation makes its debut in Mexico, with nothing less than six fighters missing the weight. Thankfully for the fans,  the headliners Alejandro “Pato” Martinez and Fabian Quintanar made the weight and confirmed their rematch. Both Pato and Quintanar weighed 70.6 kg (155.6 pounds), using half of the one-pound tolerance for non-title bouts. This Saturday, the rivals will finally meet again inside the cage to settle one of the hottest rivalries in the Mexican MMA. The most important name in the six-fighter list is Ivan “Choko” Castillo....

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Sam Ramiro injured, out of bout against Jimmy Harbison at Brave 7: Untamed

Sam Ramiro injured, out of bout against Jimmy Harbison at Brave 7: Untamed Sam Ramiro injured, out of bout against Jimmy Harbison at Brave 7: Untamed Welterweight Sam Ramiro has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Jimmy Harbison at Brave 7: Untamed, officials announced today. He suffered a knee injury and has been deemed unfit to fight at the promotion’s first ever Mexican event, set to take place this Saturday, July 29th, in Tijuana. Ramiro was going to make his promotional debut in his home country and was set to take a grappling veteran and jiu-jitsu world champion at brown belt level in Harbison, who trains out of Alliance MMA, home of former MMA world champions Dominick Cruz and Phil Davis. The Brave 7: Untamed card continues with 10 exciting bouts culminating in a main event of epic proportions as the biggest rematch...

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“Pato” Martínez warns Quintanar ahead of Brave 7 rematch: ‘I’m more technical than ever’

“Pato” Martínez warns Quintanar ahead of Brave 7 rematch: ‘I’m more technical than ever’ “Pato” Martínez warns Quintanar ahead of Brave 7 rematch: ‘I’m more technical than ever’ Alejandro “Pato” Martínez will lead the first ever Brave card in Mexico, as he battles fellow countryman Fabian “El Aniquilador” Quintanar on the main event of Brave 7: Untamed, this Saturday, July 29th, in Tijuana. And the Lightweight contender has spoken about the rematch with Quintanar, warning his opponent that he’s in the best shape of his life. With only two pro bouts to his name, “Pato” is expected to be behind “El Aniquilador”, who holds a record of 13 wins, two losses and 1 no contest, in the experience department. However, he’s keen to show that he makes up for it with his technique and international experience – he has fought for Brave in India, beating Paulo...

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Brave News #8 talks first card in Mexico, training with Jon Jones and Hassan Fakhreddine’s MMA debut

Brave News #8 talks first card in Mexico, training with Jon Jones and Hassan Fakhreddine’s MMA debut Brave News #8 talks first card in Mexico, training with Jon Jones and Hassan Fakhreddine’s MMA debut Brave News, the online show that keeps fans around the world updated on everything Brave related, dropped this Thursday with news coming from Tijuana, where a sold out crowd is expected to witness the biggest rematch in Mexican MMA, this Saturday, July 29th. Alejandro “Pato” Martínez and Fabian “El Aniquilador” Quintanar fought during the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America reality show, with “Pato” taking a split decision. Now, they get to run it back at their hometown much for the delight of local fans. The show also touched on a few minor changes to the fight card. Also on display is Bharat Khandare, who fought for the promotion...

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