Brunno Ferreira Eager to Show Varied Skillset to UFC’s Middleweight Division
Brunno Ferreira pulled off an upset at UFC 283, stepping in as a replacement against Gregory Rodrigues and knocking out his fellow Brazilian in the first round.
The Evolucao Thai product, who is a black belt in both judo and jiu-jitsu, is now unbeaten in 10 professional appearances.“Hulk” looks forward to showcasing his other skills in future UFC bouts.
“Today I was just able to show my knockout power, but I’m anxious to show my grappling game,” Ferreira said after the bout. “I'm bringing a different mix of porrada (brawling), judo and jiu-jitsu that will scare the other guys in the division. If you look at my [record], you will see my fights never go to a judges’ decision. I have seven knockouts and three submissions in my 10 MMA fights.”
According to his trainer, former Pride competitor and Chute Boxe member Daniel Acacio, Ferreira has the ability to be a major factor in the UFC’s middleweight division.
“Judo gave him the discipline of training hard and never questioning his coaches,” Acacio said. “And besides judo, muay thai and jiu-jitsu, he always brings a surprise factor to his opponents by making good use of feints.”
Acacio said that Ferreira’s aggressive ground game is his best asset.
“He never stops punishing. It’s ‘porrada’ all the time,” Acacio said. “From the guard, mounted or from side control, he is always attacking. I truly believe he and [training partner Bruno Silva] will reach the Top 15 very soon.”
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