An opportunity to start over: this is how Felipe Sertanejo faces Fight Music Show 2, an event that takes place next Sunday (25th), in Curitiba (PR). Created by Chute Boxe SP, the athlete retired early from MMA in 2018, at just 30 years old, and now sees boxing as a promising path to follow. The opponent is a long-time acquaintance, Miltinho Vieira, from Rio de Janeiro, against whom he starred in a battle that ended in a draw at UFC 147, in 2012. Now in the ring, the duel promises to offer strong emotions once again.
“It’s my debut in boxing and I’m 100% confident. I’ve always liked striking, the hand is my strong point. Nothing will shake me in this fight. He (Miltinho) is from jiu-jitsu, I’m from muay thai, I know I have an advantage. We haven’t finished our story, and now I need to get it straight with him”, provokes Sertanejo, who has 18 wins in his MMA record, seven of them by knockout and another six by submission.
Over the course of more than four years outside the cages, Felipe Sertanejo even participated in the reality show “A Fazenda” and never stopped training, sharpening his weapons with athletes like Charles do Bronx, Daniel Willycat and Allan Puro Osso, among other beasts, at Instituto Diego Lima. Learning during this hiatus and training at a fast pace at the gym further increases the striker’s confidence to restart in a new sport.
“What motivated me to come back was the challenge. When the invitation came, that flame of fighting was rekindled. I’ve been through everything in MMA, and the noble art is a great challenge. You can wait for Sertanejo back, ready, walking to forward, aggressive. It’s a new story and, God willing, it will be a long story in boxing”, projects the 34-year-old from São Paulo.
The preparation for Sertanejo to have his “sharp weapons” to face Miltinho Vieira, a notable jiu-jitsu black belt, was up to Diego Lima. Nominated for the Best Coach at the 2022 MMA Awards and a longtime partner of the fighter, Chute Boxe SP’s mentor envisions an interesting future for his pupil, whom he affectionately calls “brother and partner”.
“It’s been more than 20 years following the trajectory of Felipe, who dealt with many injuries in that time and always showed himself to be a warrior. He built a very beautiful history in MMA and now, with his heavy hand, he has a promising future in the ring “, stresses the leader.
Fight Music Show
Date: 09/25/2022 (Sunday)
Location: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (PR)
Hours: From 5pm
Social Network: @FightMusicShow
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