Fresh off the success of the XFC’s Latin America debut, the fastest growing international promotion (XFC) is right back at it with XFCi 2, LIVE on REDE TV, March 15th from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The evenings Main Event will see two true veterans of the sport lock horns when Adson Lira and Flavio Alvaro meet inside the Hexagon. Fans Worldwide are in for a treat, as these seasoned Brazilian fighters lay it all on the line for mainstream notoriety.
A winner of 6 of his last 7 fights, Adson “Preguica” Lira (37-10-2) has been fighting professionally for over a decade. Even though Lira is known throughout Brazil as “Preguica” (Lazy), the 35 year’s track record proves his nickname is not an accurate description of his character. In 2011, Lira fought an impressive twelve times; staying in fight camp an entire calendar year. True to his Brazilian heritage, 19 of Preguica’s 37 victories have come by way of submission. 7 of his wins are from knockout; giving him a finish rate of 70 percent.
Flavio “The Legendary” Alvaro (45-10) is as advertised; a legend in Brazilian MMA. With 55 professional fights under his belt, Alvaro is the definition of “well-rounded”. His wins have come from a balanced attack of knockout power and slick submissions. With 14 wins coming by KO, 16 by submission, and 16 by decision, The Legendary one’s resume proves he can either end the contest or go the distance; pick your poison. Twice in his storied career, Flavio has ripped off impressive win streaks. Between 2005 and 2007, he found victory in 15 consecutive fights and then again in 2011, he went on another 10 fight run. The most impressive stat of Alvaro’s career, however, is not found in his wins, but his losses. Born, raised, and competing in a culture that eats, breathes, and sleeps Jiu Jitsu, Flavio has made it through 55 professional fights without being submitted; a stat his opponent XFCi 2 has surely taken note of.
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