Judo phenom Luana Pinheiro returns at BRAVE 26 in Colombia

Thursday, August 15, 2019

After a dominating Brave CF debut last April, Judo champion and top WMMA prospect Luana Pinheiro is now scheduled to take on Venezuelan sensation Yasmelli Araque in the main card of BRAVE 26, set for Bogota, Colombia, on September 7.

Luana started off her martial arts career in Judo, where she won a South American championship; after her Olympic ambitions were thwarted, in late 2016 she focused herself in developing her MMA skills. After starting off her MMA professional career 4-1 she made her BRAVE CF debut at BRAVE 11 last year and quickly locked in a guillotine choke against fellow Brazilian Elaine "Pantera".

Now, Pinheiro is set to leave Brazil for the first time to fight in MMA, as she is paired up vs. Yasmelli Araque, from Venezuela, at BRAVE CF's first-ever event in the capital of Colombia. Araque is 0-1 in MMA, but she has an extensive striking background, as well as national titles in several disciplines.

BRAVE 26 will be headlined by a clash of generations, as veteran Felipe Silva takes on top prospect Guram Kutateladze for his promotional debut. Also set for fight night is the return of Gabriel "Fly" Miranda. The Featherweight contender will take on Jhon Zarate in the co-main event of the evening.

BRAVE 26 takes place under a groundbreaking partnership between BRAVE Combat Federation and LFC (Latin Fighter Championship), aimed towards the development of mixed martial arts in the region and beyond.

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Eu e meu chicrete 😂👌🏽

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. 🇧🇷 Missão cumprida !! Muito feliz por mais um passo dado na minha carreira. Toda dedicação foi recompensada com essa vitória. Sei que estou apenas no começo e ainda tenho muito que evoluir, mas estou trabalhando muito, focada na minha evolução diária. Queria agradecer a todos que estão comigo desde os meus primeiros passos no judô, até os dias de hoje. Aos meus treinadores, patrocinadores, familiares e todas pessoas que acreditam e torcem por mim, prometo sempre dar o meu melhor. Essa vitória é nossa !!! . . . 🇬🇧 Mission Accomplished !! Very happy for another step in my career. All dedication was rewarded with this victory. I know I'm just at the beginning and I still have a lot to evolve, but I'm working hard, focused on my daily evolution. I wanted to thank everyone who has been with me since my first steps in judo, to this day. To my coaches, sponsors, family members and all those who believe and hope for me, I promise to always do my best. This victory is ours !!! @cristianotitilazzarini @matheusnicolaumma @joaosan81 @joelvelhaguarda @bhrhinos @brunobjjbh @nayaramaiabjj @drfelipepereira @mkscombat @wolfs.ind @culturainglesabh @inplanto @bravemmaf @barela7 @ts_thiagosilva

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Back to work 👊🏾 @wolfs.ind

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