Brazil will be well represented in the Professional Fighters League in 2021. Among the Brazilian mixed martial artists joining the PFL’s next season are Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira, 35, Renan “Problema” Ferreira, 30, and Sheymon Moraes, 29.
Born on February 15, 1985 in Catanduva, São Paulo, Brazil, Cezar is fighting out of Coral Springs, Florida, United States. He had 15 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 2016 to 2019.
Cezar stands 6’1″ and will compete in the light heavyweight division of the PFL after previously fighting in the middleweight and welterweight divisions. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 8 losses.
Renan, who is 6’8″, is ready to bring size, skill and power to the PFL’s heavyweight ranks. A Team Noguiera product, he is a former Fam Fight MMA (FFMMA) title challenger fighting out of Porangatu, Brazil.
Before joining the PFL, Renan competed in MMA Fest, Acai do Japa Fight, FFMMA, Festival de Lutas da CUFA, New Corpore Extreme, Future Fighting Championship and Legacy Fighting Alliance. He holds a professional MMA record of 6 wins and 2 losses.
With 11 wins and 4 losses, Moraes joins the featherweight division of the PFL. Fighting out of Los Angeles, California, USA by way of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he has been competing professionally since 2012.
Moraes fought in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) from 2014 to 2016. He had five UFC fights from 2017 to 2019.
“We are extremely excited to welcome a diverse group of world-class talent to the Professional Fighters League as part of the 2021 roster,” PFL president Ray Sefo stated. “The addition of elite competitors from countries such as Brazil, Norway, South Korea and Germany is representative of PFL’s global reach. We look forward to seeing what these fighters can do on the biggest stage, as they look to advance through a regular season, playoffs and championship and earn a title and million-dollar prize.”
The 2021 PFL season will begin in April 2020. Events will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in the U.S. and premium sports networks in 160 countries around the world.