An organization with a history of launching brown-belts into notoriety, Copa Podio will host this Sunday, November 12th, in Rio de Janeiro, the Iron Brown Belt, a competition that will serve as a qualifier for the Heavyweight GP scheduled for January.
Victor Hugo (Ribeiro JJ), Fabio “Kamikase” Alano (Alliance RS), Kayan Duarte (AtosJJ) and Fellipe Trovo (Ushirobira JJ) will be fighting this weekend. The event is a round robin affair until one fighter achieves four wins, thus qualifying for next season’s GP.
“In five seasons, we’ve had great brown-belts fighting in Copa Podio, but so far none of them has taken the crown,” said Copa Podio president Jéferson Mayca. “The goal of the Iron Brown Belt is to make this journey harder so that only the best can join the fray. The idea is that, before each GP is held, we’ll have one or two events to select the brown-belts.”
The Iron Brown Belt will be streamed by www.fighteria.tv, although you have to buy a pay-per-view package to watch.