Manaus city hall, represented by municipal sports secretary Fabrício Lima, in partnership with the UN, the Brazilian army, and the Viva Rio NGO, will be in Port au Prince, Haiti, on January 23 to participate in the “Sports for Peace” event, whereby big names from the sporting world will visit the earthquake-ravaged nation. Among them will be stock car racer Antonio Pizzonia, triathlete Armando Barcellos, Olympic judoka Flávio Canto, taekdowndo fighter Natália Falavigna, and soccer star Fred, who has yet to confirm his presence.
And MMA couldn’t stay out of such a noble venture. The one called on to represent the style is UFC featherweight champion José Aldo, who accepted the invitation from the government of his city of birth right away. Aldo will take off January 20.
(Collaborator Arthur Castro, Lutas do Norte)