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Rafael Barata Freitas
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The Ultimate Fighter 18 Cast Revealed

In just a few short weeks, the Ultimate Fighter reality series will continue for its eighteenth season. TUF 18 is expected to debut on September 4th on the FOX Sports 1 cable network and will feature the first ever co-ed season. The show will see 16 male and 16 female Bantamweights (135-pounds) fighting for their […]

Josh Montoya
Alchemy BJJ, ANK / Santa Fe Muay Thai, Barataplata, Chavez Dojo, Evolution Combat Sports, Evolution Combat Sports Championships, Evolution Combat Sports: Friday Night Fights, Gracie Barra, Joshua Montoya (MMA), Melcor "Grandmaster" Chavez, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Rafael "Barata" Freitas, presents MMA Matchmaker: The rematch between Joshua Montoya and Rafael de Freitas is excited to introduce a new feature to the site! We will periodically be playing the role of match maker and creating dream match ups between local fighters where we will take a look at each fighter’s style, career and opponent comparison. While the fighters will be assessed as accurate as possible, the outcomes […]

Rafael Barata Freitas
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Rafael “Barata” Freitas and Gracie Barra NM Ready for IBJJF World Championships

This week 30 members of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy from Albuquerque will participate in the World International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championship in Long Beach, California. Among them will be professional mixed martial artist and BJJ instructor Rafael “Barata” Freitas. The 125lb flyweight class is the lightest recognized by the unified rules […]