Bellator Fighting Championships announced the addition of lightweight striker Thiago Michel Pereira Silva. The dangerous Brazilian is simply explosive in the cage, with all eight of his victories coming by way of some form of knockout.
“I’ve always dreamt of being part of a great promotion like Bellator,” said the 27 year old who is known simply as Thiago Michel. “Now that I have this opportunity, I need to grab onto it with everything that I have.”
“Our stacked lightweight division with Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Rene Nazare, Patricky Pitbull and many others just got stronger with another tremendously talented fighter in Thiago Michel,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “I’m very happy to have added Thiago to our organization and his style will fit perfectly in this electrifying division.”
Known for his kicks and elite level striking, Michel turned pro in 2006 and is a World Kickboxing Champion and WBC Muay Thai Champion. His talent is only matched by his drive and desire to succeed in MMA. “I am inspired to give a better life to my son and my family,” said Michel. “Now I just need to do my job and show my style. I promise that I will always put on good fights for all the fans watching in attendance and live on MTV2.”