Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Sunday January 7th 2018 – TKO MMA has built its reputation for putting on great fights by finding the top prospects not just in Canada but around the world.  Today, another man who meets that very definition has joined the organization as Brazilian heavyweight Raphael “Bebezao” Pessoa (8-0-0, 5 KO, 1 sub), signing a multi-fight contract.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Pessoa stands 6 foot 4 inches tall and tips the scale at 250 pounds.  In addition to being a Muay Thai expert, he brings a dangerous ground game to the table as well as he holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  He is known for his explosive style as 5 of his 8 victories have come in the first round.

TKO President Stephane Patry noted “Raphael is a huge addition, no pun intended, to our heavyweight division.  This weight class is the one the fans find the most exciting and I am certain they will thoroughly enjoy seeing him compete. We badly needed a top-contender in this division, and we got just that in Bebezao and a tilt with TKO heavyweight champion Adam Dyczka is now inevitable

TKO fans can look forward to seeing Pessoa in action in the months to come.

Raphael Pessoa