Bitetti Combat takes place this coming Saturday, December 12, in Barueri, São Paulo, and among the cream of the Brazilian crop to see action, Gustavo Ximu will make his debut for the organization. In the cage facing Ricco Washington, the Brazilian hopes to keep up his winning streak.
“I’m really well prepared. I’ve been training hard for some time now. I sharpened up my muay thai, boxing, ground game and studied my adversary. I hope have another good fight to make it six wins in a row,” he says, adding what he knows about the fighter he will face in Barueri.
“Ricco Washington is a really tough fighter who generally weights 93kg and will drop down to fight me at 84. From what I have seen, he’s explosive, likes to pin you against the fencing and bang. He’s hard to take down and is well rounded. So it has all the makings of a great fight, a great spectacle to watch,” he predicts.
Ximu was close to fighting at the last event in Rio. Now with a chance to fight in Barueri he is satisfied.
“It is an excellent card and it is good to know Bitetti Combat is reaching the whole of Brazil, with more installments scheduled. I feel Brazilian fans are happy about the event. In the United States it’s the UFC and in Brazil it’s Bitetti Combat,” he says in finishing.
Check out the updated card:
Paulo Filho vs Tatsuhiko Nishizaka
Murilo “Ninja” vs Jason Jones (Holland)
Fábio Maldonado vs Travis Wiuff (USA)
Gustavo Ximu vs Ricco Washington (USA)
Glover Teixeira vs Jeff Monson (USA)
Cassiano Tytschyo vs Tyler Stinson (USA)
Alessandro “Alemão” Steffen vs Francimar “Bodão”