Born in Rio Pardo, Rio Grande do Sul, and currently living in Miami, Fabricio Franco will debut at Bellator 278 against fellow Brazilian, Weber Almeida. The MMA Masters featherweight athlete has a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and one fight without a result, and he will face the karateka Almeida who has 5 wins and only one loss in professional MMA.
Bellator 278 will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 22, with the preliminary card broadcast on the organization’s YouTube channel and the main card on ESPN Brazil. In this way, Fabricio Franco, who has forged a career of overcoming MMA in Rio Grande do Sul, fighting in the main regional events and obtaining great knockouts, will have the opportunity to show his talent to the world. Remembering that Bellator 278 will feature Brazilian Juliana Velasquez defending her flyweight belt against the experienced Liz Carmouche, in addition to other great fights.
“The expectation is very high. Sometimes I can’t believe I’m in Bellator, because many don’t know, but Bellator has been growing a lot lately. I’m very happy to be part of the organization because even though I lost my last fight by split decision, we managed to get to the best event in the world,” commented Fabricio Franco.
Bellator 278: Velasquez vs Liz Carmouche Fight Card:
Juliana Velasquez (22-5) vs Liz Carmouche (16-7)
Josh Hill (21-4) vs Enrique Barzola (17-5-2)
Jornel Lugo (8-0) vs Danny Sabatello (11-1)
Christian Edwards (5-1) vs Grant Neal (6-1)
Manny Muro (12-7) vs. Nate Andrews (16-4)
Weber Almeida (5-1) vs Fabricio Franco (8-4, 1 NC)
Jared Scoggins (10-2) vs Cee Jay Hamilton (15-9)
Makoa Cooper (1-0) vs Blake Perry (0-0)
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