2015 ADCC World Champion Rodolfo Viera of Grappling Fight Team has announced he will be making his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut with Japan-based promotions Real Fight in October 2016. The 4-time IBJJF World Champion and native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced his signing through his Instagram account and where he wrote
“For everybody who asked me, now it’s for real! In October 2016 will officially debut in MMA. This weekend I was in Yokohama in Japan to meet with the organizers of the Real Fight and finalize the details of the contract! On that occasion I was able to attend the event and be presented to the audience. The video shows a little of the presentation. Who wants to see the full video in a moment I will ever post on my fanpage on Facebook. I am very happy with everything that is happening around my return to MMA. Wednesday I will do my surgery and then is total focus on recovery and early training.”
MMAfighting.com reported the 26-year old Viera will get hip surgery this week and then moved to Coconut Creek, FL to train for his debut with American Top Team.
Pra todo mundo que me perguntou, agora é pra valer! Em outubro de 2016 vou estrear oficialmente no MMA. Esse final de semana estive em Yokohama no Japão para me reunir com os organizadores do Real Fight e acertar os últimos detalhes do contrato! Na oportunidade pude prestigiar o evento e ser apresentado ao público presente. O vídeo mostra um pouco da apresentação. Quem quiser ver o vídeo completo daqui a pouco já vou postar na minha fanpage no Facebook. Estou muito feliz com tudo que está acontecendo em torno da minha ida para o MMA. Quarta-feira irei fazer minha cirurgia e depois é foco total na recuperação e início dos treinos.