Yet another Brazilian black belt has been showing the transition from Jiu-Jitsu to MMA can be a victorious one.
World runner-up in 2009 and 2010, Ricardo “Demente” Abreu traveled to California, for Fight Club: Rising Stars 2, coming up Friday, Dec. 7, to take on Team Quest’s Wes Swofford in the third fight of the evening.
Demente, who trains under UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz and former Chute Boxe coach Rafael Cordeiro, remains unbeaten in his three-fight MMA career, winning all of them in the first round.
Ricardo commented on his return and revealed some family news that provided him some extra motivation:
“I’m dying to fight. I had a good recovery from the injury that kept me out of BRFC 3 last August, and I’m ready to get back to winning. I want to take another victory home with me to Brazil, to my city to dedicate to my son, who’s about to be born,” said the competitor.
The event Fight Club: Rising Stars 2, featuring “Big John” McCarthy as referee, will go down this Friday in Fountain Valley, Calif.
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