SAO PAULO, Brazil – SFT (Standout Fighting Tournament) has announced its MMA and Xtreme Coaches of the Year for 2020, respectively, Fred Bloom and Claudimar dos Santos Cardoso.
SFT is the only Brazil-based combat sports promotional company to have a panel of mixed-martial-arts experts, as opposed to a popularity vote, select its annual winners.
SFT Xtreme competition allows striking, kicking and knees, fighters wear 4-ounce gloves, and clinching and fighting on the mat is prohibited. “SFT is fortunate to have so many great coaches,”
SFT president David Hudson said. “The best of the best last year were unquestionably Fred Bloom in MMA and ‘Coach’ Cordoso in Xtreme. They did unbelievable jobs last year during the most challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.”
Bloom trains a strong group of mixed-martial-arts fighters headlined by Manoel Sousa and Matheus Rocha. Gile Ribeiro and Munil Adriano received honorable mention.
When your nickname is “Coach” like Cardoso, signifying the respect he’s earned during his career, it’s no wonder that he was named Xtreme Coach of the Year. His standouts fighters are Wagner Mangaba, Ruthe Ravena and Wagner Mutano. Hugo Goncalves. Hugo Goncalves and Jefferson China received honorable mention.
COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS:
- Fred BloomHonorable Mentíon: Gile Ribeiro and Munil Adriano
- Claudimar dos Santos CardosoHonorable Mention: Hugo Goncalves and Jefferson China
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