Hailing from Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, Rodrigo Cavalheiro, 35, successfully made his Brave Combat Federation debut on April 13, 2018 by knocking out his fellow Brazilian mixed martial artist Alessandro Gambulino, 28, at “Brave 11” in the welterweight division. On June 9, 2018, Cavalheiro had his second win in the promotion by knocking out his French opponent Karl “Psycho” Amoussou, 32, at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution” in the same division.
Amoussou made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” which took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Between him and Cavalheiro, it was the latter who was considered as an underdog leading to the fight.
The victory gave Cavalheiro an advantage in the race to stay ahead in the highly competitive welterweight division of Brave CF. Currently undefeated in the promotion, he has improved his professional MMA record to 22 wins and 7 losses.
“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,” Cavalheiro stated. “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 honor and privilege to be crowned as a champion by Sheikh Khalid,” the Brazilian fighter explained. “There is no promotion in the whole world which is capable of giving such a great honor for athletes other than Brave Combat Federation.”
Cavalheiro currently trains at the Noguchi Academy in Curitiba. He was initially set to face Carlston “Mocambique” Harris, 30, of Guyana at “Brave 8: The Rise of Champions” in Curitiba on August 12, 2017.
However, Harris landed in the Brave CF Welterweight Championship title fight at “Brave 8: The Rise of Champions” since Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine, 33, of Lebanon, the opponent of Carl “The Bomber” Booth, 29, of England, had to withdraw from the bout due to medical reasons. Harris defeated Booth and is still the reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion.
After a knockout victory at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” Cavalheiro and his fight team are campaigning for a championship match against Harris. However, the current number one contender for the championship is Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al Selawe, 26, of Jordan who holds the record of the most wins in Brave CF.
Meanwhile, here is a video from the most recent Brave CF event: