By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Eduardo Ferreira
Andrews Nakahara, one of the new promises of Brazilian MMA, is ready to another challenge on Japanese rings. After to debut with loss to the legend Kazushi Sakuraba and two knockout victories, the Brazilian is ready to face the Ryo Chonan at Dream 13, scheduled to March 22.
“I’m ok, training. He’s an expert. I was standing still for a while since my last fight, but I kept training”, said the fighter, who trains under Francisco Filho in São Paulo. Analyzing the fights of “Piranha”, he says he’s focused to a complete fighter. “He exchanges a little standing up, has some submissions, the leg lock”, analyzes.
And with one of these leg locks that Chonan submitted Anderson Silva, considered the best fighter of the world at Pride. “I saw this fight too”, Nakahara said, giving bigger attention to MMA. “I want to dedicate a lot to MMA this year, I’ll try to make three or four fights... And win them (laugh)”, finished.
Besides Andrews’ fight, the organization of the Japanese event confirmed other fight with Brazilian. André “Dida” Amade, partner of Maurício Shogun and Murilo Ninja at UDL, will face KJ Noons, who doesn’t fight for more than two years, when he passed through Yves Edwards and Nick Diaz at EliteXC. The show that happened on March 22 in Yokohama, will also have the black belt Bibiano Fernandes, defending the featherweight title against former lightweight Joachim Hansen.