A newcomer makes his Bellator debut tonight – and fights for the first time in more than three years.
Brazil’s Weber Almeida (1-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will make his promotional debut tonight at Bellator 214 against another newcomer, Odan Chinchilla (1-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA).
Bellator 214 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Ahead of the card, get to know bantamweight Almeida.
Full name: Weberson Almeida da Conceicao
Nickname: People just call me “Weber” since it’s easier. I’m still looking for a fighter nickname. I move similar to a gorilla. I thought about “Silverback” or something similar. Or maybe “Black Jaguar.” I’m not sure yet. I’m mostly focused on fighting. I think the nickname will appear eventually. People will associate the way I move with a new cool nickname. I’m open to suggestions.
Birthplace: I was born in Praia, on Santiago island, Cabo Verde. Today I live in Porto, Portugal.
Height/Weight: 5-foot-7, 135 pounds (though Almeida missed weight for the fight)
Team: Machida Academy in Los Angeles. I also train at and represent Black House.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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