Welterweight Carlston Harris was set to fight for the second time under Brave against Carlos Leal Miranda, at Brave 8: The Rise of Champions, on August 12th, in Curitiba. A few weeks before the bout, however, his opponent pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and he will now face Rodrigo Cavalheiro.
Born in Guiana but training in Rio de Janeiro for many years, Harris counts Brazil as a second home and feels excited to fight once again in his adopted country for an international promotion. After knocking out prospect Thiago “Monstro” in his first fight with Brave, “Moçambique” promises another show against the veteran Cavalheiro.
“I’m always training, man. I really don’t ever stop, so I really had no reaction to my opponent changing. I would be distraught if I didn’t get to fight, because I’ve put in some really hard work preparing for August 12th, and I didn’t want everything I did to go to waste. But I’m really happy Brave came through once again with another very good opponent for me. So thanks to Rodrigo and Brave. I promised my friends at Brave and I promise the fans now that I’m putting on another show come fight night”, says Harris, who’s on a three fight win streak.
After hearing that Leal Miranda wouldn’t be able to fight and that he would face Cavalheiro instead, Carlston Harris says that he actually is happier with this matchup. Against his new opponent, the Welterweight feels he’ll be able to showcase more of his talents.
“I’m very versatile so I have multiple plans depending on how the fight unfolds. I believe in myself very much and I think he’ll bring the best out of me. Rodrigo has a lot of experience, he has fought for multiple international promotions and that’s the kind of fight I want”, claims Harris, who declines to predict the outcome of the co-main event of Brave 8, between Welterweights Mohammad Fakhreddine and Carl Booth, who face each other for the inaugural 77 kg. title.
“That’s going to be a great fight. They’re both really aggressive but also technical and that’s a dangerous mixture, man. I have no idea who takes it, for real. I just don’t know! I know one thing, though: I want the winner, for sure”.
On August 12th, Brave lands in Curitiba for Brave 8: The Rise of Champions, where the promotion will crown two new champions. Local hero Klidson Abreu battles undefeated prospect Timo Feucht for the Light Heavyweight title and Brave’s biggest stars will collide as Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine and Englishman Carl Booth face off for Brave’s Welterweight World Title. In November, the promotion goes back to Bahrain in great style as Brave rounds off the International Combat Week with a stacked card of its own alongside the IMMAF World Championships.