Daniel “Willycat” Santos, 24, of Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil is looking forward to earning his second BRAVE Combat Federation win. He is set to take Rany “Prince” Saadeh, 26, of Berlin, Germany at “BRAVE CF 35.”
BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 35” in Balneário Camboriú on March 28, 2020. The bout between Santos and Saadeh will be in the bantamweight division.
Born in Brazil on March 12, 1995, Santos has been competing professionally since 2013. He competed in Thunder Fight, Absolute Championship Berkut and Future Fighting Championship before joining BRAVE CF.
On December 14, 2019, Santos made his BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 32,” which took place at the Kaba Uulu Kozhomkul in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He submitted Nizambek Zhunusov (Жунус уулу Низамбек) of Osh, Kyrgyzstan via armbar in the first round.
Winning at “BRAVE CF 32” improved the professional MMA record of Santos to 10 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Saadeh has 11 wins and 3 losses.
On November 15, 2019, Saadeh made his BRAVE CF debut at “BRAVE CF 29” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town, Bahrain. He was submitted via von flue choke in the second round by Kasum Kasumov (Касум Касумов), 25, of Grozny, Russia.
“BRAVE CF 35” marks Saadeh’s second bout in BRAVE CF. It is the promotion’s fifth event to take place in Brazil, making the South American country the number one home of the promotion alongside the Kingdom of Bahrain.
This will be the first BRAVE CF event in Brazil to be promoted by the promotion outside of Curitiba and Belo Horizonte. In the main event, Guram Kutateladze, 28, of Sweden will challenge reigning BRAVE CF Lightweight Champion Cleiton “Predador” Silva, 34, of Belo Horizonte, marking the defending champion’s first title defense.