Brazilian black belt to fight in MFC 10. Mark Pavelich, the owner/president of Pro Camp Sports Management and the Maximum Fighting Championship, is pleased to announce the signing of lightweight sensation Fabio Holanda. Holanda, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Montreal,
Brazilian black belt to fight in MFC 10. Mark Pavelich, the owner/president of Pro Camp Sports Management and the Maximum Fighting Championship, is pleased to announce the signing of lightweight sensation Fabio Holanda. Holanda, who was born in Brazil and now lives in Montreal, is a Brazilian ju-jitsu black belt and a member of Brazilian Top Team Canada. He will make his debut in the Maximum Fighting Championship ring Sept. 8 at MFC 10 Unfinished Business.
Fabio has so much skill and the potential to be a major threat to anyone in the 155-pound division. It is a real pleasure to have him join Pro Camp Sports Management along with Jason The Athlete MacDonald and Victor The Matrix Valimaki, said Pavelich. And along with all his talent, Fabio has tremendous character and the ability to share his knowledge which makes him a great asset to our team. After years of self-managing his career, Holanda decided it was in his best interest to sign on with Pro Camp.
I want to fight more often and anywhere, said Holanda. Mark is a good manager and puts on a very good show. Its a good move for me so that I can focus on my training. I have been teaching, traveling with my fighters, training and managing myself. Now I have one less thing to do and Ill be better ready for my fights.
Holanda, 27, has high expectations for himself highlighted by a quest for championship gold. I want to build my record and, like everybody else, I want to fight in the UFC or in Pride, he said. For sure I want the MFC title and all the title belts in Canada.
Ive been working a lot on my standup and boxing and Im pretty comfortable with it. Im still working on my wrestling and its coming along well. My ju-jitsu is still my strongest part but I never forget to keep training at it and getting better. My game plan is setting things up with the standup with the idea of getting the takedown and submitting my opponent.
Holanda is no stranger to the Maximum Fighting Championship. In March, Holanda was in the corner of Patrick The Predator Cote when he earned the MFC middleweight title in a five-round epic battle with MacDonald. Holandas expertise in preparing Cote for that bout was obvious and those lessons have propelled Cote into The Ultimate Fighter The Comeback which begins Aug. 17 on Spike TV.
Holanda holds two wins over a pair of significant Canadian foes. In September 2004, he defeated Pride fighter Kultar Gill by Kimura submission. Last July, Holanda dominated Blake Fredrickson, needing less than three minutes to win by armbar submission.