Wagner Gomes drops out of Brave 8 due to injury; another former UFC fighter replaces him
Middleweight Wagner Gomes, known for his stints in The Ultimate Fighter and UFC, was scheduled to make his promotional debut at Brave 8: The Rise of Champions, set for Curitiba, Brazil, on August 12th. However, he’s been forced to drop out of his bout against Christiano Frohlich due to an undisclosed injury and will be replaced by another former UFC fighter in Edilberto Crocotá.
At 34, Crocotá has an established MMA record of 46 fights, counting 29 victories, 15 defeats and two draws and fights out of Champions Academy with famed trainer Luiz Dórea. He has won his last bout, which took place in April of this year.
Edilberto will take on prospect Christiano Frohlich, 26, who also makes his Brave debut at home, sine he was born in Paraná state and currently trains in Curitiba, where the event will take place. “Urso” is currently on a three-fight win streak and hopes to make it four in a row on his international debut.
On August 12th, Brave lands in Curitiba for Brave 8: The Rise of Champions. While there, the promotion will crown two new champions. Local hero Klidson Abreu battles undefeated prospect Timo Feucht for the Light Heavyweight title. On the co-main event, Brave’s biggest stars will collide as Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine and Englishman Carl Booth face off for Brave’s Welterweight World Title. In November, the promotion goes back to Bahrain in great style as Brave rounds off the International Combat Week with a stacked card of its own alongside the IMMAF World Championships.
Brave 8: The Rise of Champions updated full fight card:
Light Heavyweight: Klidson Abreu (BRA) x Timo Feucht (GER) – Title fight
Welterweight: Mohammad Fakhreddine (LEB) x Carl Booth (ENG) – Title fight
Lightweight: Luan Santiago (BRA) x Eric Barbosa (BRA)
Welterweight: Carlston Harris (GUI) x Rodrigo Correia (BRA)
Middleweight: Christiano Frohlich (BRA) x Edilberto Crocotá (BRA)
Lightweight: Killys Mota (BRA) x Alan Moziel (BRA)
Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker (BRA) x Rodrigo Santos (BRA)
Flyweight: Marcel Adur (BRA) x Ervani Melonio (BRA)
Welterweight: Wellington Turman (BRA) x Sergio de Fátima (BRA)
Welterweight: Eduardo Ramon (BRA) x Rogerio Santos (BRA)
Bantamweight: Shyudi Yamauchi (BRA) x Werlleson Martins (BRA)
Welterweight: Felipe Alves (BRA) x Diego Gasparetto (BRA)
Flyweight: Thiago Dela Coleta (BRA) x Jeremy Pacatiw (PHI)
Amateur bout: Matheus Correa (BRA) x Alisson Murilo (BRA)