According to a report out of Brazil, Wanderlei Silva is working with officials to bring Bellator to the country.
Silva is set to negotiate with Mario Celso Petraglia, the president of the Deliberative Council of Atletico-PR, to try and bring Bellator to the Arena da Baixada.
“I’m going to do the main fight and I’m wanting to launch myself as an organizer. I have the event, I have the venue, I’m in the main fight. It’s just fitting the pieces,” Silva told Wrestling.
According to Silva, the fight he mentioned would be vs. former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The two have fought before, including a Jackson win inside the Octagon.
Along with Silva-Jackson, Patricky and Patricio Freire would be included on the card, which could take place in September or October.
“Put the two Pitbull brothers, who are well at the event, our champion Rafael Carvalho and Goiti Yamauchi, who is from Curitiba. The event is done. The Bellator is very interested in the Brazilian market and Curitiba would be the perfect place,” Silva said. “I’m going to talk to Petraglia, I want to make it happen. I do not want to do an isolated event. I want to help put the city on the world MMA circuit. I’m 99 percent sure we’ll make it happen. I want our businessmen to help me bring this event here. Good business has to be good on all sides.”