by Ivan Canello – MMAWeekly.com
Two of the biggest mixed martial arts companies in Brazil have combined their efforts and decided to make one single event. MTL (Mo Team League) – once headed by Wanderlei Silva, Murilo Bustamante, Pedro Rizzo and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – will now work together with Predador FC.
MTL was managed by the company B-Tough, but the business didn’t work good enough according to MTL owner Monica Marquetti. She decided to move forward and contacted the president of the FPMM (Sao Paulo Federation of MMA), Alessandro Renner, who is also the owner of Predador FC. Together they decided to make MTL vs. Predador, which is scheduled to hold its first event in late January 2008.
“The idea is to make a crossover between our champs, and it has everything to do with big fights and huge success. Monica and me are expecting a very good event with great fights,” said Renner, now responsible for MTL and Predador FC.
Several world-class fighters have contracts with Predador and MTL. Pancrase and K-1 Hero’s fighter Fabio Silva (Chute Boxe), Luciano Azeredo (RFT Luta Livre), Alexandre Cacareco (BTT) and Helio Dipp (Chute Boxe) are a few of the fights currently under contract.