by Ivan Canello, MMAWeekly.com
Chute Boxe fighters Michael Costa (170 pounds) and Fabio Silva (205 pounds) recently signed with the Japanese organization Sengoku, and will be part of its upcoming show. According to head coach Master Rudimar Fedrigo this is an important step for Chute Boxe to regain its dominance in Japan.
Encompassing the best qualities of Chute Boxe, Michael Costa brings a lot to the ring as he is a jiu-jitsu brown belt and a strong Muay Thai fighter.
Hoping to conquer in Japan, Costa commented, “My biggest dream has always been to fight in Japan. I love their culture, especially the fight culture. I grew up watching Chute Boxe, seeing them as these huge stars, and I wanted to be a star in Japan too. I know in order to achieve that I need to work a lot and this is why I am training so much.
“I will do my best to train hard and do my best in Japan. I hope I can be victorious in Sengoku. I don’t know who is going to be my opponent, but here at Chute Boxe we train for any kind of game. Fabio Silva and I are preparing ourselves for these events, training heavily in Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu and wrestling. It will be great for us to be able to fight in May at the next Sengoku.”
Silva is a Japan veteran already, having fought twice in the K-1 Hero’s events. After losing both bouts, he is hoping for a victorious come back.
“Unfortunately, I had some bad results in Japan, but this time it will be different. I am going to Japan to win,” said Silva.
“I am currently training more on my ground game with Cristiano Marcello and Fabricio Werdum. Despite the changes that have happened in the last few months at Chute Boxe, we will prove that the Chute Boxe Camp is a huge star that will never stop shining. The upcoming athletes and those who are being prepared to come to the MMA scene will rock the structures of the MMA world. This is why I am hoping only for the best from now on.”