Fight 2 Win arrives in Dallas, TX for arguably it’s most epic show to date, F2W 104. The event will feature American legend Rafael Lovato Jr. taking on ADCC champ Yuri Simoes in the main event of the evening while Rafael Formiga defends his belt against SF’s Nicholas Greene in the co-main event of the evening. With multiple world champions on the card including Nathiely Jesus and DJ Jackson plus a who’s who of locals from the DFW area, this is definitely one to watch and tickets are still available for the event set to take place at Gilley’s Dallas on Saturday night. Make sure to pick up your Fight 2 Win 104 tickets today!
Competitor Profile – Leonardo Machado (BTT)
Describe who you are for those who don’t know you or your accomplishments.
I moved to the US in late 2014 to become a full time Jiujitsu coach. In late 2016 I was able to realize a long time dream of finally opening my own academy, Brazilian Top Team North Dallas!
Who do you credit for shaping your jiujitsu?
Professor Ricardo Marques, BTT Juiz de Fora, shaped my jiujitsu from the very beginning, but also many of my fellow training partners and students have influenced the type of competitor I am.
How excited are you for this weekend?
I am looking forward to this weekend for the opportunity to fight a different rule set.
Why are you looking forward to being on this card?
F2W does a nice job with all their pro events, so really the only reason I would prefer one fight card over another is the fact that it’s local making it easier for my friends and students to show support.
How have you been training to get ready for it?
I am an avid competitor, competing at lest 2 times a month At IBJJF sanctioned events. So my training has changed very little for this event.
What do you think of your opponent, Matthew Waltmon (Peak Peformance)?
I know very little about my opponent and thus looking forward to the opportunity for the fight.
If you had to pick – win with the most boring fight in F2W history or lose with FOTN honors in the most exciting match ever – which would you choose?
I am a competitor through and through so I would rather the win even if the fight was boring.
Any predictions for this match?
Submission finish. I’m always looking for the finish, and I believe she and I share that.
Anybody you want to thank?
I predict that I win by submission, of course!
Any last words before the match?
I absolutely have to thank god, my wife, my students. I also have gratitude for my personal trainer and my sponsor Genetic Direction.