MMA

Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s Daniel Souza earns 1st Brave CF win at ‘Brave 25’

Daniel Souza

Daniel “Gaucho” Souza, 28, of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil was one of the winners at the Brave Combat Federation combat sports event “Brave 25.” It was his first victory in the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion.

Brave CF held “Brave 25,” which featured 10 MMA bouts, at the Arena Minas Tênis Clube in Belo Horizonte on August 30, 2019. In the sixth bout of the evening, Souza competed in the middleweight division against his fellow Belo Horizonte native Bruno “Brunão” Assis, 27.

The middleweight contest did not go the distance. Souza knocked out Assis in the first round.

Winning at “Brave 25” improved the professional MMA record of Souza to 8 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Assis now has 9 win and 4 losses.

“Brave 25” marked Assis’s third bout and second loss in Brave CF. It was Souza’s promotional debut.

Souza was born in Brazilon December 13, 1990 and has been competing professionally since 2012. Before joining Brave CF, he competed in Empire Promotions, Striker’s House Cup, Brasil Fight, Pretorianos MMA, Face the Danger, Itaperucu Fight Combat, Fighten MMA Championship and Adventure Fighters Tournament.

The “Brave 25” weigh-ins took place in Belo Horizonte on August 29, 2019. Assis weighed 83.8kg while Souza weighed 83.7kg.

In the main event of the evening, Cleiton “Predator” Silva, 33, of Belo Horizonte challenged reigning Brave CF Lightweight World Champion Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The challenger dethroned the defending champion via submission in the first round.

The co-main event was a bantamweight bout between Felipe Efrain, 25, of Sao Paulo and Matheus Nicolau, 26, of Belo Horizonte. The latter emerged as the victor.

Here is a clip from Brave CF:

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