Heating Up For Cage Rage:
Heating up for Cage Rage:
A chance to rewrite history! Samy Schiavo ready to rematch Jean Silva.
By Eduardo Alonso
It’s unquestionable that MMA has been growing worldwide in the last few years, and it’s even more unquestionable that Europe is finally taking a role in our sport that it should have taken a long time ago. With the number of important countries in the old continent, the current power of the Euro, not to mention the good old Sterling pounds, and the fighting tradition in most European countries, that changes from one martial art to another in mere miles of distance, there’s endless potential for shows to grow in that region in the coming years, making it also for talented fighters to appear, and creating a new market for fans and professionals of our sport. With that said, the UK has been leading the way recently with promotion Cage Rage taking charge and adding interesting fighting cards, one after the other, bringing famous fighters from countries such as the USA and Brazil to their roster and giving fans all over the world a new event to look for.
The next edition of Cage Rage, coming this Saturday November 27th in England, is no exception. With a stacked card that counts with names such as UFC veterans Renato Babalu and Matt Lindland, one title fight on the card has the potential of a show stealer, as Brazilian UK sensantion Jean Silva will be rematching one of his toughest opponents ever in French striker Samy Schiavo. During my recent trip to Europe I had a chance to meet Schiavo and follow a bit of his training, and could witness his talent and commitment to fighting. If you consider that the first time these two competitors fought it was elected as the best fight of the UK in that year, you can understand the level of excitement for local fans regarding this fight, much more now that a belt is on the line.
We took some time to talk with Samy Schiavo and have his thoughts on his upcoming fight at Cage Rage against Jean Silva. Take this chance to know more about this fighter, and don’t be surprised if this fight steals the show once again!
FCF: I understand you started out with stand up martial arts, before you got into MMA. How did you started out in martial arts, how did you get interested?
FCF: (Laughs) I can picture it… After many competitions, and having a brother that is also a fighter, how did you make the transition to MMA, and why did you decided to go to MMA?
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The Brazilian Beat:
It took a long time, I know it took a real long time, but we’re back! It took more than a month the Brazilian Beat is finally back at Full Contact Fighter, and we’ll do it in good style. After traveling trough the most diverse regions of Europe and having a chance to meet some of the readers, this humble reporter got back to the headquarters in Brazil where plenty of news were waiting to be told, as the MMA wheel never stops turning here in this hot weather country. It’s even tough to know where to start, as plenty of great happenings on the MMA world took place while this space was "on hold", such as Wanderlei Silva’s epic battle against Quinton Jackson, Mauricio Shogun’s new success in Bushido, or even Ricardo Arona’s comeback to the Pride winning circle. Besides that, some backstage news are always popping up, like Mario Sperry finding out he will have a daughter, and Vitor Belfort’s minor back injury that prevented him from finally resuming training at BTT, despite different news posted on different vehicles. But we’re back for what’s worth, and it’s time to settle the record straight and release some news! As we have a lot of catching up to do, let’s move along and go straight to the news, cause the world keeps turning and The Brazilian Beat keeps beating up in the rhythm of the hot summer that is coming over soon in Brazil! Feels good to be back home at FCF, enjoy!