After winning the belts of Shooto and Cage Rage, Vitor Ribeiro now has a new goal: to make history in the U.S. The black belt from Nova União will make his debut in Strikeforce, on Saturday, in combat against Lyle Beerbohm.
Considered one of the toughest heavyweight strikers from Brazil, the K-1 veteran Vitor Miranda moved from Santa Catarina to Rio de Janeiro, where he gives Muay Thai classes at the Delfim’s Academy, and train with names like Pedro Rizzo, Glover Teixeira, and Thales Leites. The fighter told OTM about the new phase of his career and promised that he will now be devoted entirely to MMA.
May promises to be a great month in Brazilian scene of MMA. Fighters like André Chatuba, Flavio Alvaro, Bruno Carioca, Leonardo Chocolate, Edilberto Crocotá, Marcio Gracinha (sparring partner of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua), and Ednaldo Lula (sparring partner of Junior dos Santos), and other rising names in Brazil will be in action in some events in the country.
RFT, the team led by Márcio Cromado, will be following a busy schedule in the coming weeks. After achieving excellent results in recent wrestling competitions, the focus now turns to MMA, where several athletes already have appointments.
With his next fight scheduled for May 29th, against Melvin Guillard at UFC 114, Thiago Tavares is training hard in Florianopolis, Brazil. The fighter expects to defeat his opponent and climb up the steps towards the top of his weight class in the organization.