Brazilian jiu-jitsu superstars Rodolfo Vieira and Bruno Malfacine are set to compete at an upcoming Shooto Brazil event on Aug. 27 in Rio de Janeiro.
Competing in his second MMA contest, Vieira fights Natalicio Nascimento Filho, while Malfacine will make his cagefighting debut against Romario Garcia, sources told MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz.
Both Vieira and Malfacine come from decorated grappling backgrounds, which include multiple world championships and spots in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Hall of Fame.
In Vieira’s first fight this past February at an Arzalet Fighting show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he defeated Daniyar Zarylbek with a rear-naked choke in the first round.
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