Pleased as punch after his team, CM System, turned two years old, black belt Cristiano Marcello called up GRACIEMAG.com just before embarking for Japan. Traveling with him is Bruno Carvalho, considered by many to be one of the best Brazilian strikers around, whose record now comes to six wins and just one loss. Bruno is one of the attractions at this coming Saturday’s Dream event, where he will face Eiji Mitsuoka.
“He fights with his right leg forward, despite him not being a south paw. He does that to go for the takedown. He’ll stand and bang but he surely won’t want to do that against Bruno. To tell you the truth, he’s quite predictable and likes going for the takedown. I believe we’re going to win this one,” says Cristiano in analysis.
However, Carvalho’s hopes are that, through Dream, the doors will open for him to fulfill a great dream of his.
“Everyone knows what Bruno’s striking skills are like and he’s never had an opportunity to fight in K-1, the world’s main striking event. So we’re taking the reverse route. A good performance at dream and – who knows? – maybe he’ll get called up for K-1. It would be a dream come true for Bruno,” says Cristiano.
And there are another two fighters from Cristiano’s team to see action in the coming days: Daniel Acácio will be at Clube de Luta and Junior Baby will be fighting at Max Fight.
“I don’t know the exact numbers but over these two years of the team’s existence we’ve had over 200 fights and come up big in over 80% of them. Our money’s on the young guys loaded with desire. Now we’ll have this international bout, our first athlete in a major world event, and we’re in hot pursuit of our objectives. We’ll have plenty to celebrate this year yet,” says Cristiano in closing.