Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Phuket alumni Marcos Oliveira hasn’t lost an MMA fight since 2005 and is looking to continue that streak Friday, March 11th when he faces Russian Power house Shamil Abdurahimov in the finals of the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championships Heavyweight Tournament.
Oliveira already a World Champion Grappler with notable titles including; World Champion USA 2009, Pan American champion & Arnold World Classic champion USA, came to Tiger Muay Thai to focus on his Muay Thai in preparation for Shamil. While he was here he conducted a free grappling seminar for the guest of Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Phuket.
Feeling that the coaching he was receiving under Kru Yod was World Class, Marcos hired Kru Yod to run the striking portion of his training camp back at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club facility (UAE) leading up to his Championship fight. Yod has spent the last 6 weeks overseeing Marcos’s daily striking regiment.
The winner of this bout will be awarded 1,000,000 Dirhams ($270,000) and the ADFC Title. With Notable wins against UFC Vets Neil Wain and Kevin Jordan, stopping Shamil Abdurahimov after witnessing him defeat Jeff Monson and Rameau Thjerry Sojoudjou should put him in the mix for a call from the UFC.