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Brave Combat Federation signs 9 time world champion from Brazil

102   //    13 Mar 2018, 20:49 IST

Bruno Malfacine to fight at Brave 11 in Brazil
Bruno Malfacine to fight at Brave 11 in Brazil

Nine-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Bruno Malfacine signed a multiple fight contract with Brave Combat Federation. Malfacine started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 11 years old under Carlos Santana. He restarted his training with Vinicius Amaral from the Academia Game Fight where he achieved his blue, purple, brown and black belt. At the end of 2008, Malfacine had the opportunity to train with Fabio Gurgel, one of the best BJJ coaches in the world and the leader of Alliance’s Team in Brazil. Malfacine is one of the greatest competitors in Jiu-Jitsu history, winning nine IBJJF World Championship gold medals, four IBJJF Pan American titles, having surpassed the world championships gold medal record established by Omar Salum in 2000.

Malfacine will make his promotional debut for Brave Combat Federation in Brazil. Malfacine made his MMA debut, earning a 94-second arm-bar submission against Romário Garcia at Shooto Brazil 74 in Rio de Janeiro. During his transition to MMA, the Jiu-jitsu black belt started to train at American Top Team. “My idea is to fight three times this year,” Malfacine added, “and Brave has promised me that if I am healthy, they will give me this opportunity. My debut will be on April 13 in Belo Horizonte, and I cannot wait to fight in my country one more time.”

Brave 11 is set for Arena Mineirinho, Belo Horizonte on 13 April 2018, and will mark the third promotional event in Brazil. There are unconfirmed rumors that Bahrain based Mixed Martial Arts promotion is set to host the event after Brazil in Europe.

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