One of the biggest names in the UFC today, Charles do Bronx is in Mato Grosso do Sul. The fighter arrived this Thursday (10), in Dourados to fulfill a series of schedules and interviews. He even visited a shooting club, attracting dozens of fans.
Tomorrow (11) Bronx is a vip presence at the 2nd edition of the Fight Club Thunder MMA event, which will bring together sports lovers in the ring. There will be at least 17 matches. There is a possibility that Charles do Bronx will also pass through the Capital after participating in the event, in the second largest city in the state.
UFC lightweight champion Charles is the greatest finisher in the organization’s history and the one who has won the most fights by knockout or submission. In May of last year, he knocked out American Michael Chandler, becoming the UFC lightweight champion, the second Brazilian to win the belt in this division and the 18th in the UFC.
He has also been the subject of controversy recently. Last month, Bronx retained his win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 in the lightweight division. However, by failing to beat the 70.3kg weight in two attempts, the Brazilian ended up losing the belt.
According to the portal of the Combate channel, the athletes’ balance was recalibrated and, according to the fighters, there was a difference between 200g and 300g in relation to what was recorded the day before. This meant that many fighters had to restart their weight cuts and race to hit the limit of their divisions within the two-hour window given by the athletic commission.