Bruno Carvalho Excited About Bellator MMA Debut, Has Goal of Becoming Champion


Bruno-Carvalho-AlchemistHighly touted Brazilian lightweight prospect Bruno Carvalho makes his U.S. and Bellator MMA debut Thursday against Edson Berto at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, and hopes this is the first step toward a Bellator title.

“I like bellator because they treat athletes with great respect and thank God I had the opportunity to be engaged in one of the biggest fighting events of the world,” Carvalho told MMAWeekly.com.

Carvalho (8-2) is focused on Berto, but has his sights on the bigger picture.

“My goal is to be the champion in my division. I know that talk is cheap but I’ll work hard to make it happen,” said the 30-year old athlete.

Berto (16-10) is coming off back-to-back losses, but has more experience than Carvalho.  Carvalho expects a good fight.

“He is a very experienced guy in MMA and likes striking, has a good wrestler and certainly will make a great show,” said Carvalho.

Carvalho is on a two-fight win streak.  He last fought in Sept. 2012 and has spent the last six months refining his game.

“I love to fight and I do not care to fight several times a year. these six months I have improved in several areas,” he said.

Despite fighting for the first time in the U.S. and in Bellator MMA, Carvalho doesn’t feel any pressure heading into Thursday’s match-up.

“No I do not feel any pressure, only more willing to train and get to be the number one in my class at Bellator,” said Carvalho.  “My prediction is a great show, trying all the time to apply a knockout or a submission.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has long been one of the most recognizable stars in the sport of MMA. He’s also dealt with his share of haters.Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 16 views

Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will defend his title against Joey Beltran when Bellator 124 takes place Sept. 12 at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Mich. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez remains under contract with the promotion, but the lawyers for the formerly embattled pair are in talks about the fighter’s future, according to Bellator P read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

Just a day after new Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told MMAjunkie that the promotion was in talks with its lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has been released.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

Eddie Alvarez's long and often-contentious relationship with Bellator MMA is officially over. The company's lightweight champion, who underwent a protracted, bitter contract dispute with the company read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was granted his unconditional release from the organization on Tuesday. read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 22 views

Bellator MMA on Tuesday released Eddie Alvarez from any contractual obligations to the fight promotion, making him the second Bellator champion in the past year to walk away. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 38 views

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champ has not moved on from feud with Alvarez, but a rematch with Brooks is more important to him. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 28 views

Bellator MMA featherweight champ Pat Curran talks the importance of his rematch with Patricio Pitbull, what's up with his fight with Frodo Khasbulaev, and what he wants to see in Scott Coker's versio read news >>