To this day Kevin Souza's departure from the UFC is a mystery. The Brazilian featherweight has not had the contract renewed even with a retrospect of three wins in four fights within the company. After almost four years, he still does not know the reason for the non-renewal, but believes that, had it happened, today he would be among the best in his category.
"I have no doubt (that I would be at the top of the featherweights). I look at my category today in the UFC and I see it was for me to be among the top 5 in the division, easy, no problem at all". said the fighter with 6'00" of height and 6'13" of reach, bigger than the defending champion Max Holloway. "I have the ability to return to the UFC and Future will be my new gateway."
The debut of Kevin Souza in Future MMA is scheduled for the 28th of this month, against Denis Alagoas, in São Paulo. According to the projection of the 34-year-old fighter, this will be the first step of the return mission to the UFC.
"The plan is to win this fight against Alagoas, get the title shot, be the champion and return to the UFC later this year. If it does not happen, I defend the belt once a month, if that's the case. If the year goes by and the UFC does not look for me, I see the best proposals from abroad or, if Future offers me a bigger purse, I stay at the event", he revealed. "They have a good proposal, you see they want to do a serious thing. It is not that event that offers millions to athletes, but it does not devalue us either. It is a well done, well organized event, just like the big events in the world. Future today is the showcase."
In addition to the debut of Kevin Souza, Future MMA 6 will still have, in its main fight, the welterweight title dispute between Luiz Cado and Wendell Giácomo. To watch all the fights live, in high definition and exclusively, download the Future App, available for free on Google Play and the App Store.
170 lbs: Luiz Cado x Wendell Giácomo
145 lbs: Denis Silva x Kevin Souza
205 lbs: John Allan x Alexandre Silva
155 lbs: Eder Gama x Rodrigo Lídio
155 lbs: Ednilson Cai-Cai x Ismael Marreta
145 lbs: David Valente x Bruno Beirute
135 lbs: Daniel Willycat x Henrique Budista
105 lbs: Valesca Tina x Maria Ribeiro
+265 lbs: Plínio Cruz x Douglas Big Monster
135 lbs: Léo Alves x Vinicius Lok Dog
155 lbs: Brenner Albert x Wallison Big bull
145 lbs: Filipe Floyd x Gleyston Baby Shark