Voting to choose part of the clashes that will take place at the 8th edition of Future MMA - scheduled to be held on August 23 in São Paulo - came to an end on Monday (29). And, after promoting father and son fighting on the same card, this time the biggest MMA show in Brazil will feature brother and sister performing at the same event.
That's because, even before the two-time SFT champion Clebinho Sousa was chosen by the public to face Vinícius Cruz, his sister Alana Sousa was already in the event. Another highlight of the vote was the choice of Henrique Montanha, known for knocking out UFC star Johnny Walker in just 18 seconds in duel for Jungle Fight in 2016. Elected by popular vote, Montanha will now face Hugo Cunha for the heavyweight division.
Other confirmed athletes on the show - which will feature Toninho Fúria and Alex Kanguru fighting for the inaugural lightweight belt - are the rivals Augusto Abdias and Magnus Kelly, who have even campaigned for each other on social media so that the confrontation came out of the paper. In addition to this duel, Jack Godzilla vs. Rogério Karranca, Luis Felipe Buda vs. Nilton Gavião and Robson Negão vs. Caio Borralho were the other fights chosen by the public.
In addition to the fighters chosen by the public, another guaranteed presence in Future MMA 8 will be Gabriel Oliveira. A former Rizin fighter, Gabriel has gained notoriety by knocking out former UFC fighter and Japanese MMA legend Tatsuya Kawajiri in 2017 and is set against Iranian Alireza Noei. In the co-main event of the show, Marcos Babuino and Cleiton Foguete will raise fans who attend the arena or those who follow the show through the Future MMA app, available for download on Google Play or App Store.
Check out the full Future MMA 8 card:
155 lbs (title shot) - Toninho Fúria x Alex Canguru
145 lbs - Marcos Babuíno x Cleiton Foguete
135 lbs - Gustavo Erak x Rogério Carvalho
170 lbs - Cleber Sousa x Vinicius Cruz
265 lbs - Henrique Montanha x Hugo Cunha
155 lbs - Augusto Abdias x Magnus Kelly
155 lbs - Jack Godzilla x Rogério Karranca
135 lbs - Luís Felipe Buda x Nilton Gavião
185 lbs - Robson Ferreira x Caio Borralho
145 lbs - Gabriel Oliveira x Alireza Noei
135 lbs - Caionã Blade x Raul Baiano
125 lbs - Bruna Vargas x Alana Souza
170 lbs - Moacir Cordeiro x Augusto Lopez