April 19, 2012 1 Comment
Brazil series ~ Volume thirty seven. Alexandre ‘Popo’ Bezerra
Brazilian featherweight Alexandre Popo Bezerra (13-2-0) is a veteran of FCF, Max Fight and Bellator. A Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Roberto Godoi and background in olympic wrestling and amateur boxing he began his MMA career in Brazil going 8-1, with that one loss to the UFC’s Charles Oliveira. Bezerra currently trains in Philadelphia at Daddis Fight Camps having moved to the U.S from Sao Paulo, he trains alongside fellow Brazilian Wilson Reis. Signed by Bellator in 2010 he debut against Sam Jones at Bellator 46 putting on an amazing performance winning via triangle. Bezerra would continue his impressive run of wins going 5-0 finishing every opponent by submission or TKO. In 2012 he was apart of the Season 6 featherweight tournament and drew the highly experienced, top ranked Marlon Sandro in the quarter finals. In a close fight Bezerra gave a tough fight, nearly finishing it in the 3rd round, when he dropped Sandro with punches. Unfortunately the decision didn’t go his way and he was eliminated from the tournament. Alexandre Bezerra has solid stand up, great wrestling and dangerous submissions. A fighter who goes for the finish, he is always entertaining to watch. I truly believe he will be a champion one day.
Sound Track – Sector Sweep ~ Half Life 2 OST