Voting for Future MMA 7 is open! The show, which happens on July 26, has 6 fights to be voted between today and July 7 and you will be our matchmakers!
Future MMA 7 will be headlined by a 135lbs title fight between BJJ specialists Herbeth Reis (13-1) and Taigro Costa (15-4). Here are our possible matchups for the rest of the main card:
Flyweights - Bruno Korea (11-3) or Antonio Rodrigues (9-1) vs. Joao Elias (13-2) or Bruno Menezes (17-6)
Former UFC fighter Bruno “Korea” Menezes returns to Future MMA after his Future FC 4 win over Leandro Soares. The former TUF Brazil semifinalist, who eliminated Bellator fighter Leandro Higo on the TUF house, searches for his 5th straight win.
A fast-rising prospect from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Antonio Rodrigues (9-1) finished all wins in his career. The BJJ expert has 8 submissions and looks to win the People’s Fights voting to make his Future MMA debut and guarantee his status as a top Flyweight prospect in the world.
BJJ black belt Joao Elias won his Future MMA debut on Future 3 against Charles Oliveira protege Rafael Costa via submission. The training partner of UFC Top 10 Flyweight Rogerio Bontorin looks to return to Future MMA to get his 14th career win and join the world rankings as one of the top 125lbs fighters in the planet.
A boxing specialist from the famed Champion Team, that produced names like Junior dos Santos and olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao, Bruno Menezes is a former Jungle Fight champion who has been long considered the best Flyweight in the country. Fighting only two times in the past four years, Menezes looks to debut in Future MMA and become more active in the organization.
Flyweights - Allan Nascimento (17-5) or Gilberto Dias (25-5) vs. Lucas Oliveira (19-5) or Marcelo Dias (10-3)
Having the best fight of the Brazilian season of Dana White Contender Series against Raulian Paiva, Allan Nascimento is a seasoned veteran. The Chute Boxe mainstay has fought in Rizin and for Legacy FC’s belt in his career. He now looks to make his Future MMA debut to once again show the world his high-level skills both when striking and on the ground.
Shooto Brazil’s champion Gilberto Dias has been considered one of the best Strawweights in the world for many years. Moving up to Flyweight to look to get more fights, the Constrictor Team representative looks to get a spot on Future MMA 7.
A member of IFTeam, the same gym that produced UFC star Johnny Walker, Lucas Oliveira is one of the top Flyweight prospects from the state of Rio de Janeiro. The Muay Thai specialist has 13 KOs in his career and knows that a win over either Allan or Gilberto would be the biggest of his career.
Well-known nationwide for being one of the most exciting fighters in the country, Marcelo Dias always goes to war on his fights. With only one of his 13 fights going to decision, the Rangel Farias Team fighter looks to make his debut on Future MMA with another Fight Of The Year contender.
Lightweights - Brendo Bispo (16-4) or Herbert Batista (12-2) vs. Evandro Barbosa (9-3) or Marcos Forever
A rising prospect out of Chute Boxe, Brendo “The Monster” Bispo made his debut on Future FC 3, beating Magnus Kelly by Unanimous Decision. The dangerous striker is on a 5-fight win streak and looks to guarantee a title shot with another win in the promotion.
On a 8-fight win streak, Herbert Batista is one of the best Lightweights in Brazil. The Amazon-based fighter is a BJJ black belt who gets to Future MMA looking to get one step closer to the UFC.
After surviving a spinning kick knockdown in his Future MMA debut, coming back to beat then 8-0 Luys Lima via decision, Evandro Barbosa returns looking to guarantee a title shot at Future MMA’s Lightweight division.
Debuting with a loss via 3rd round KO in a fight that he was ahead on the scorecards, Marcos Forever returns to Future MMA looking to show that his first loss, to Future MMA’s #1 Contender Ednilson Santos, was a fluke. The Muay Thai specialist only lost once in the past 5 years and looks to put this loss in the past once and for all.
Bantamweight - Carlin Soares (10-1) or Rogerio Pitbull (9-0) vs. Carlos Augusto (16-2) or Luis Felipe Buda (14-5)
Jungle Fight’s champion Carlin Soares is living the best phase of his career. The BJJ specialist is on a 5-fight win streak with his only loss coming to ACA’s mainstay Matheus Mattos in 2016. The Belo Horizonte native looks to debut in Future MMA getting close to a title shot.
Rogerio Pitbull is one of the most hyped 135lbs prospects in Brazil. Undefeated in 9 fights, Rogerio is fresh off a win over former Pancrase title challenger Rildeci Dias and looks to get #10 in his Future MMA debut.
On an incredible 14-fight winning streak, Carlos Augusto “Sparta” has been undefeated for the past 5 years. The 25-year old quickly positioned himself as one of the best Bantamweights in the country and, after getting injured 20 days before his Main Event fight on Future MMA 1, looks to finally make his debut in the promotion.
A training partner of GLORY middleweight champion Alex “Poatan” Pereira, Luís Felipe “Buda” is a KO artist. With 10 wins by KO or TKO, the Piaui-native is on a 7-fight winning streak and knows the time is now for him to make his Future MMA debut.
Lightweight - Raimundo Batista (10-0) or Elder Allan (9-3) vs. Rogerio Karranca (14-4) or Joao Paulo Roy (10-3)
Undefeated in his career with 8 finishes in 10 wins, Raimundo Batista is a curious prospect. Never being tested against a top-level Lightweight, the 25-year old knows that his first real chance to prove he is at a World-Class level is at Future MMA 7.
Once considered the best amateur boxer in Brazil and a winner of Brazilian Golden Gloves, Elder Allan shocked the boxing world when instead of transitioning to pro boxing, he decided to move to MMA. The 25-year old striking specialist now looks to become worldwide known inside Future MMA.
After building a 13-2 pro record, Rogerio Karranca got a M-1 Challenge contract, but two decision losses, one of them to UFC’s Damir Ismagulov, took him back to the Brazilian MMA scene. After scoring a first-round submission, Karranca now looks to score a Future MMA fight and show that his M-1 Challenge losses were two flukes.
Joao Paulo Roy is one of the most respected Lightweights in Brazil. The BJJ Black Belt looks to arrive in Future MMA to solidify himself in the weight class like never before.
Women’s Strawweight - The Black Widow (3-0) or Sthefanie Jessika (2-0) vs. Jainne Aguiar (6-0) or Maria Oliveira (10-4)
One of the most hyped WMMA prospects in Brazilian MMA history, Maria Silva is better known as “The Black Widow”. A very strong striker with constantly developing ground game, the 23-year old hails from the same gym that produced UFC and Invicta fighter Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira.
A BJJ specialist who turned recently to MMA, Sthefanie Jessika only has 2 pro fights, but is already constantly turned down in his state of Ceara. The fighter looks to fight for the first time in 2019 inside of Future MMA.
With a 6-0 record at 19 years old, Jainne Aguiar is starting to get the attention of WMMA fans all around Brazil. The BJJ specialist from Carlson Gracie Team looks to remain undefeated on her Future MMA debut.
A semifinalist in RIZIN FF’s Grand Prix, Maria Oliveira also fought on Dana White Contender Series in 2018, losing to UFC’s Marina Rodriguez on the show. A dangerous striker with 6 career KOs, Maria is a training partner of UFC champion Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade.