Get to know LFA 70 headliner Renan Ferreira ahead of Brett Martin fight

Friday night, the second semifinal bout of the LFA heavyweight title four-man tournament continues.

In the main event, Brazilian big man Renan Ferreira (5-1 MMA) battles Brett Martin (7-1 MMA). The winner will square off with Daniel James in the tournament final later this year.

LFA 70 takes place Friday at The Sylvee in Madison, Wis. The main card airs on AXS TV.

Get to know Renan Ferreira ahead of his LFA 70 headliner:

Full name: Thales Renan Ferreira

Nickname: Problema

DOB: 11.23.89

Height/Weight: 6-foot-8, 260 pounds

Birthplace: Santa Tereza de Goias, Goias, Brazil

Team: Team Nogueira

How’d you get into fighting? What can you say about your professional record?

I’ve always enjoyed fights. I started in jiu-jitsu in 2013. I have six bouts on my record, with a single loss to Vinicius “Mamute” Moreira. I always look for a knockout, despite originally coming from ground fighting. I come from jiu-jitsu and every day I look to improve my striking. Whenever I see an opening, I look to finish by KO.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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