Feud brews between Evolução Thai and CM System stars
Godofredo Pepey made an awe-inspiring debut at Brave Combat Federation in the main event of Brave 15 at Bucaramanga, Colombia on Friday night. In a fight night dominated by Brazilian fighters, Pepey faced ex-UFC fighter Alex Torres in the main event. The Brazilian slithered his way to the back of Torres and sunk in a body triangle. As Colombia’s ‘Rolo’ looked to overcome the position, Pepey trapped him in an inescapable armbar, sealing his first non-UFC win since 2011. The win marked the fourteenth victory for Pepey in his professional career.
Training at Evolucao Thai, Pepey made a significant difference in his style in the cage and showcased dominance in striking, wrestling, and submissions, to overwhelm his opponent. However, he will be competing at lightweight, among the toughest divisions in Brave Combat Federation. The reigning champ at 155 is Ottman Azaitar, who has an impeccable professional record of 11-0; en out of his eleven wins came by way of knockout. The division also features Lucas Martins, Luan Santiago, Abdul Kareem Al Selwady, Guram Kutateladze, Erick da Silva, and Ahmed Amir to name a few.
Post-fight at Brave 15, Pepey announced his title ambitions, promising to take out everyone to earn a title shot. This did not sit well with CM System’s Geraldo ‘Luan Santana’ Coelho, who also won on Friday. CM System and Evolucao Thai are rivals, adding heat to the new feud.
“You are a little boy in Brave Combat Federation,” said Coelho. “Do not think that as soon as you come, everyone will think that you are the guy! If you think so, I will get you kicked out of the Brave! If you are the man, as you say then fight me this November at the Brave International Combat Week. I am going to kick your a** out of Brave Combat Federation just like someone who did to you in UFC.”