BJJ black belt Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes has the biggest challenge in his still young MMA career scheduled Feb. 5, 2016.
Legacy FC announced today that Tanquinho will be facing undefeated Ricardo Ramos (8-0) for the event’s bantamweight title.
The fight will be the main event of Legacy 51, in Hinkley, MN.
Tanquinho has a 5-0 professional MMA record, with four submissions and one TKO.
Tanquinho talked to GRACIEMAG.com about the fight: “Honestly, I was expecting for this title shot. They promised that to me two fights ago. now it’s here and I will be ready to bring that belt home.”
Mendes also talked a bit about Ramos: “I watched a few of his fights. He is a BJJ brown belt with good ground skills. He does not stall the fights and is very aggressive when standing. He is also pretty tall for the weight class. It’s going to be a great fight.”