Fighting out of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, Gabriel “Fly” Miranda, 29, wants to dominate the featherweight division of Brave Combat Federation. He is eager to challenge reigning Brave CF Featherweight World Champion Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins, 31, of the United States.
Miranda is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and a teacher of the gentle art. The Brazilian mixed martial artist is not shy about putting out his intentions on social media with continued call-outs of the reigning Brave CF Featherweight World Champion.
But before any of that can come to fruition, Miranda has to go past one of the best featherweight athletes of Brave CF in Jon “The Problem” Zarate of Medellin, Colombia at “Brave 26” at Coliseo Hernan Jaramillo in Salitre, Bogota, Colombia on September 7, 2018. Beating the Colombian contender will increase the chances of the Brazilian fighter to get a title shot.
“Brave 26” marked Miranda’s third Brave CF bout. After defeating Fernando “Nando” Noriega of Peru at “Brave 15” in Bucaramanga, Colombia, he lost to Akhmed Magomedov of Dagestan, Russia at “Brave 21” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Losing to Magomedov did not discourage Miranda. The Brazilian fighter took the loss as a lesson and has worked on improving his wrestling under Marcelo Zulu, a former Brazil National Team member in wrestling.
A protege of Cristiano Marcello, 41, of Curitiba, Miranda is training out of CM System in Curitiba. Among Miranda’s teammates are his fellow Curitiba natives Geraldo “Luan Santana” Neto, 28, and reigning Brave CF Lightweight World Champion Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24.
Looking to bounce back to winning ways at “Brave 26,” Miranda will stop at nothing to reach Jenkins. The latter has been repeatedly warned there can be a new star in the featherweight division.
Currently, Miranda holds a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 5 losses while Jenkins has 14 wins and 4 losses. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring the Brazilian MMA fighter: