Rodrigo Cavalheiro Ready To Make His Bellator Debut
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.18.2014
He's on a ten fight streak...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Rodrigo Cavalheiro (14-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) said he is ready to make his Bellator debut at Bellator 113, when he fights Marcin Held (16-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA). He is currently on a 10-fight win streak. The event takes place at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The main card airs on Spike TV.
On his win over Goiti Yamauchi: "Goiti came to America and won his first two fights decisively. That showed my worth, though his victories didn't count as much as my own. I continued beating opponents after facing him. My record speaks for itself. I was about to sign up with another promotion, but I chose Bellator's tournament instead."
On his strategy: "I expect his strategy is to try to take me down and submit me. My strategy will be to put a beating on him. I'm planning to keep it on the feet and get the KO – though I'm ready for anything, since I train in mixed martial arts."
On not looking past his opponent: "I didn't study the other fighters because there's no point to looking at the next opponent if you can't beat whoever is in front of you. I'll take it one step at a time. My team will be watching the other fights, so we can study the winners' strong and weak points later on."