Standout striker Thiago Michel is now all set to show his skillset outside his native Brazil, as the 27-year-old Ely Kickboxing representative has just signed with US promotion Bellator.
His debut in the event is set for October. Bellator, currently the biggest event not owned by UFC parent company Zuffa, is broadcast on MTV2 in the United States and via sattelite in Brazil. If left up to Thiago, who holds two international kickboxing titles, will surely be looking to keep the action in his promotional debut standing, to showcase his famed striking game. The fighter holds a record of eight wins and two losses in MMA, as well as another 28 victories in all-striking events.
“Now I’m looking to train three times what I did and keep focused in order to represent my team well abroad. I’m really pleased to have progressed and made it to where I am today. This is just the beginning,” he vows.