After a world-record run in jiu-jitsu, Bruno Malfacine turned his consideration full-time to MMA after his tenth world title. For his third skilled bout, the Brazilian icon will tackle Cristian Rodriguez Jr. at Courageous 16, set for September 21st on the Mubadala Area, in Abu Dhabi. Malfacine is raring to showcase his expertise in a city recognized for its love and dedication to jiu-jitsu, and vows to honor Abu Dhabi together with his greatest efficiency contained in the Courageous cage.
Bruno says he’s been getting messages from native jiu-jitsu fighters, mates and former teammates who type one of many strongest jiu-jitsu communities exterior of Brazil, the house of the game. For Malfacine, Abu Dhabi is certainly a second dwelling.
“I’ve bought numerous mates that stay there, so I’m pumped to be combating in Abu Dhabi,” he stated. “Everybody I do know there’s sending me messages, and so they’re all getting tickets to see me combat. I’ve been to Abu Dhabi a number of occasions earlier than, I really feel at dwelling there. I’ve competed there a bunch of occasions and I understand how a lot they love and respect jiu-jitsu and fight sports activities normally. So I wish to honor their love of the game with an incredible efficiency and a submission win.”
Whereas he admits the main focus remains to be on getting the fights to the bottom, Malfacine can be seeking to get higher at his stand-up and warns his division knockout win would possibly come quickly fairly than later.
“I come from jiu-jitsu and I’m very snug on the bottom, in fact, however I’ve been coaching very exhausting on my stand-up expertise,” stated Bruno. “I’ve been working exhausting on my putting and I can sense a KO win coming quickly. It’s all about enhancements, and I’m specializing in that. I wish to be sure that I’m 1% higher after each coaching session and that features my putting, in fact.”
Courageous 16 will mark the second Courageous Fight Federation occasion in Abu Dhabi. The promotion brings a title doubleheader as world champions Carlston Harris (welterweight) and Elias Boudegzdame (featherweight) defend their belts in opposition to Jarrah Al-Selawe and Bubba Jenkins, respectively. Additionally set for combat night time are the returns of Malfacine and Lebanese famous person Mohammad Fakhreddine.
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