MMA Q&A with Bellator 94’s Bruno Carvalho: ‘I believe in another KO’

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Boasting a two-fight win streak, lightweight prospect Bruno Carvalho enters the Bellator cage with a one thing on his mind: Become a champion.

Carvalho inked a multi-fight deal with the Viacom-owned company last November and he plans on making the best of this new opportunity. His first test will come against James Edson Berto at Bellator 94, a match-up Carvalho said will certainly end with a finish.

GracieMag.com spoke with the fighter recently, and he shared his thoughts on his new home, his upcoming fight and what he’s prepared to do on Thursday night’s Bellator card.

GracieMag.com: What does it mean for you to make your Bellator debut? Is there a lot of pressure that comes with fighting there?

Bruno Carvalho: I feel very honored to fight in this event as it is one of the biggest shows globally.  I don’t feel any pressure because I am doing what I love.

How much more difficult do you anticipate the fighters to be in Bellator than your previous competition?

The Bellator athletes are high level guys, and I know that going in.  But I feel confident in my skills, and what I have accomplished previously in my fight career.  It will be a great test for me and I am excited for this new chapter in my life.

How do you break down James Edson Berto as an opponent?

I respect him as he has a lot of professional experience.  I also believe that this fight will not end in a decision or points.  I feel certain it will end with a KO or submission.

Not to look past your opponent, but who else do you find being a difficult challenge in your division?

Everyone in the weight division is tough and talented.  So I am looking forward to any fights that the Bellator promotion would like to match for me.  I believe in my potential and I know one day soon I will be ready to fight and beat the champion of Bellator.

How has working with CM Systems helped you in getting to this high point in your career?

I became a full and complete fighter after working with CM System.  Everything that the academy did is very important for my growth as an MMA fighter.  I am here now in Bellator as a result of the training I received at my school along with their contacts.  I am very grateful for my experience with CM System.

How do you plan on winning on Thursday night? Also what’s your favorite way to finish?

I will be cautious but I will look to impose my will and strategy on my opponent.  I believe in another KO in my career.  I am always prepared to do a submission, but my favorite way to win is always by KO.

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