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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Originally from Brazil and now based in Melbourne, Australia, Gustavo Falciroli currently holds the CFC (Cage Fighting Championship) bantamweight title. He made his debut in ONE FC on February 11, 2012, submitting Soo Chul Kim by rear aked choke in just 1:12 of the first round.
His next fight will be at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation, which will take place Friday, August 31, at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, the Philippines. In another of ONE FC's champion vs. champion matches, his opponent will be the internationally-ranked Bibiano Fernandes, who holds the Dream bantamweight title.
We spoke with Gustavo Falciroli by Skype Sunday (Saturday New York time) about what could be his toughest MMA fight.
"I'm definitely going into that fight as the underdog. That's the natural way. He made the name for himself. You can't take that from him," said Gustavo Falciroli in this interview about his fight with Bibiano Fernandes. But he added, "And now it's my time to make my name. So I'm going to the big leagues and trying to show what I am to the world. So that's the way. Step-by-step the world's going to get to know me."
We discussed with Gustavo Falciroli what to expect in his fight with Bibiano Fernandes, his training and background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, his move from Brazil to Australia, why he likes the rules of ONE FC, and much more.
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