Combat Press Ranks Imortal FC 5’s Killys Mota (8-0) vs. João Carvalho (5-0) One of 3 Spotlighted Fights to Watch the Weekend – Live on GFL.Tv
Event Date: July 23
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Killys Mota (8-0) vs. João Carvalho (5-0)
Brazil’s regional circuit has a habit of producing fighters with eye-opening records. Imortal FC 5 features two fighters well on their way to creating impressive marks of their own. Killys Mota and João Carvalho are undefeated through a combined 13 fights, but only one of these fighters can emerge unscathed after their 161-pound catchweight fight.
Mota is the more experienced of the pair, but he’s also the smaller man. The 25-year-old has spent the majority of his career competing as a lightweight, but he has also dipped down to the featherweight division for at least one fight. The King Shark MMA export turned pro in 2013 and won four of his first five fights via strikes. The other fight in that stretch ended in a submission win for Mota. His three most recent fights have ended in submissions. Mota, who appeared on Imortal FC’s inaugural card and has also competed under the Aspera FC banner, has faced varying levels of competition. His most notable opponent is probably Alejandro Ezequiel “Uchimata” Coslovsky, an Argentine fighter with a current record of 7-3. Mota defeated Uchimata by submission in back-to-back fights separated by just 10 days.
Carvalho, who shares the same name as the Portuguese fighter who tragically died after a bout in Ireland, is a Brazilian upstart who also debuted in 2013. Whereas Mota is coming up from the lightweight division, Carvalho is dropping down from a career spent at welterweight. He won his first two fights by way of strikes. His next two contests went the distance, but Carvalho continued to emerge victorious. His most recent fight came against his toughest opponent yet, Victor Sckoteski. Carvalho disposed of the 7-2 fighter via strikes in the third stanza.
Other key bouts: Wendell Oliveira (25-10) vs. Gilmar Dutra Lima (26-15-1), Rafael Correa (9-3) vs. Wagner Campos (12-9), Rogério Bontorin (8-0) vs. Ivonei Pridonik (8-5), João Elias (9-2) vs. Diego Santos (11-6), Thiago Silva (16-4-1) vs. Luan Santiago (8-2), Cristiano Souza (5-0) vs. Paulo César Cardoso (6-2), Wellington Turman (10-1) vs. Dyego Roberto (13-11-1), Luiz Gustavo (4-0) vs. Diego Silverio (1-0).