Hardly had the ink on his Bellator contract dried and Brazil’s Carlos Alberto Betão will already see action. The fighter from RFT team is set to make his promotional debut this Saturday at Bellator 42 against Jerod Spoon. Betão is another of a number of recent additions to the event broadcast on MTV2, currently the largest event not owned by Zuffa (UFC and Strikeforce).
“I’m really happy to be making my Bellator debut. My dream was always to fight abroad and it’s great to be able to do it at a major event like Bellator. I trained really well for this fight and have been at it since January, so I’m sure I’ll do great,” Betão told GRACIEMAG.com.
“My opponent, Jerod Spoon, is a great athlete, has a really consistent game, and will certainly be a great fight – and the public is the one to gain from that. Although I do respect him a great deal, when it comes down to us being alone in the cage it’ll be his dreams or my dreams to be fulfilled, and I’m positive I’m the one who will be victorious,” added the Marcio Cromado student.
Bellator has built a reputation for showcasing electrifying fights, and Betão is confident he won’t disappoint.
“This fight is really important to me because besides it being my international debut it’s the first time my team (RFT) has a representative fighting in the United States. So nothing but winning has entered my thoughts. You can expect a Betão bringing a lot of aggression; I’m going in there to get the knockout or submission,” he said in closing.