Gabriel “Fly” Miranda, 29, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil is looking forward to earning his third BRAVE Combat Federation win. He is set to take Rafael “Morcego” Silva, 34, of Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil at “BRAVE CF 35.”
BRAVE CF will hold “BRAVE CF 35” in Balneário Camboriú on March 28, 2020. The bout between Miranda and Silva will be in the featherweight division.
Miranda is one of the featherweight division’s finest submission artists and has shown that in his previous two BRAVE CF wins. In his promotional debut at “BRAVE CF 15” at Coliseo Bicentenario in Bucaramanga, Colombia on September 7, 2018, he submitted Fernando “El Lobo Solitario” Noriega, 23, of Peru via guillotine choke in the first round.
Exactly one year later, Miranda co-headlined “BRAVE CF 26” at Coliseo Hernan Jaramillo Botero in Bogotá, Colombia opposite Jon “The Problem” Zarate of Colombia. The Brazilian contender submitted his Colombian opponent via his signature guillotine choke.
At “BRAVE CF 35,” Miranda will have one of the biggest challenges of his career as he takes on a veteran of the game in Silva. It will be the BRAVE CF debut of the latter.
Currently, Miranda holds a professional MMA record of 14 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Silva has 31 wins and 7 losses.
Silva has fought across the globe in big markets such as the United States and Japan as well as his native Brazil. Before his BRAVE CF debut, he competed in Nitrix Champion Fight, Octagon MMA, Bellator MMA, Pancrase and ONE Championship, among others.
“BRAVE CF 35” is the fifth BRAVE CF event to take place in Brazil. This will make 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.