With the large number of Brazilians signed by the Shine Fights organization in recent months, Brazilian-on-Brazilian violence seems inevitable. One such battle that seems likely is a matchup pitting Nova União´s striking specialist Amilcar Alves against ATT’s grappling ace Roan “Jucão” Carneiro, at the April-6 event, to kick off the 2010 season.
“I’ve got a date,” said Amilcar after Saturday morning training, excited about finally getting his chance to shine abroad at the aptly named event. “(Renan) Barão and I will fight April 6. I don’t know who he’ll be facing, but it looks likely I’ll face Jucão (Carneiro).”
Amilcar has been spoilt for training partners to help him prepare for his international debut, as Marlon Sandro and Leo Santos have been hard at work preparing for next Sunday’s Sengoku event and Jose Aldo is getting ready for his impending showdown with Urijah Faber in the WEC, not to mention a number of Nova União’s up-and-comers are getting ready for the March-17 Shooto Brazil event.