In their explosive Super Welterweight match at BRAVE CF 70 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on April 23, Joilton "Peregrino" Lutterbach and Andreas "Bane" Gustafsson Berg of BRAVE Combat Federation—aim to destroy each other's auras.
Germany's Lutterbach has been training with MMA legend Gegard Mousasi in preparation for his return after entering BRAVE CF like a house on fire last year when he put the Super Lightweight division on notice by knocking out number one contender Marcel Grabinski and stopping the Moldovan express train in Mihail Cotruta at BRAVE CF 68.
As Gustafsson Berg returns to BRAVE CF still riding high on his reputation as one of the baddest men on the roster following his 2020 BRAVE CF "Fight of the Year" knockout victory over Serbia's Miro Jurkovic at BRAVE CF 39, Lutterbach climbs up in weight to silence the KO machine that is Gustafsson Berg.
The brutal front-foot style of "Bane," who has seven stoppages and five knockouts in nine fights, is well-known, but "Peregrino" is expected to break the hearts of millions of Swedish and international "Bane" supporters when the two square off in the co-main event of BRAVE CF 70.
“My opponent is a tough guy. Andreas is a good wrestler with heavy hands. I respect him a lot, but he is too crazy, and reckless. He leaves himself open for punches. You can see it in his last fight. Andreas is very aggressive, and even against normal guys, he got clipped. He cannot be this aggressive when facing me. I am a calculated fighter. He must understand that he has never fought someone on my level yet. I am more experienced, a better wrestler, I have a better ground game, and his stand-up cannot compare to mine,” says Lutterbach.
The top-ranked Super Lightweight has been clamouring for a fight with undisputed 165-pound champion Eldar Eldarov since his victories over Grabinski and Cotruta. However, a victory over the Swede might open several avenues for Lutterbach and attract the interest of BRAVE CF Super Welterweight champion Marcin Bandel, giving "Peregrino" choices. The fighter has even hinted that a championship defence at 175 pounds could be in the works.
“I don’t want to call out Eldar (Eldarov) any longer. He is a good fighter, and I respect him. Yes, the first time I talked trash to promote the fight, but I don't want to continue with that. I know that he won’t fight me. I am in a different class now, my career is going up. I know he had injuries and will ask to fight at the end of the year, but I guarantee, come to the end of the year, he will say he got injured again or that he is struggling to make weight. I would rather like to challenge the Super Welterweight champion, Marcin Bandel. I also have a lot of respect for him. He has a great all-around game and good experience. I need to be ready for him. That will not be an easy fight, but I know I can take that title from him,” added Lutterbach.