On August 16th, 2011 I am competing at a Mixed Martial Arts Event in Curitiba Brazil at a Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts organization Premier Combate Alliance Selva. I will be facing Aaric Lanras who is a product of Fight Training Academy.
I am Tomas Taverin, I'm am 19 years old and I spend my time training at Vega Muay Thai, home of Muay Thai fighter Brazilian born Seridas Vega. I also spend time training at Nova Uniao and Elite BJJ(Sister Camp of Brazilian Top Team). I am 5'6 and fight in the 135lb weight division. I've been training since I was 6 years old, because I wasn't old enough to date, My Uncle's a Gym Rat and he's all I got so I figured why not? I'm a Muay Thai Kickboxer and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt under Royler Gracie.
UPDATES after the Jump!
So The Weigh-Ins are today and I get a call from my manager, while I'm chopping the pounds off for the weigh ins and surprisingly my opponent has been changed to a man who is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Submission Wrestling, he's very unorthodox and this is his 7th fight and he has 6 wins(all by submission). I respect just as much as I respect all of my opponents he's Undefeated and he trains under Omar De La Cruz at Fight Training Academy, who has a pretty nice record in Professional Mixed Martial Arts; Omar De La Cruz(6-3) Losses to Lyman Good, Marcelo Brito and Keita Nakamura. He has a good coach but he signed the wrong fight.
Never in a million years should he have signed to fight me ON A DAY NOTICE!!!!!The weigh-ins are today and on days notice I only wonder just how seriously this guy takes me, Hell not to mention how much weight this guy can cut on a days notice.
I was looking forward to fighting Marco J. Ribeiro, who is a fantastic fighter. My opponent now is Aaric Lanras.
I'm extremely frustrated Maniacs! But I will pull of the wins and I will make weight!
Special thanks to my Training partners, teammates, colleagues and friends at Nova Uniao.
Man this has never happened before! I've had people pull out but not the day of the weigh-ins,
Once Again Maniacs Don't worry I will win, thanks for the support!