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Two of the World’s Best Grapplers Battle for MMA Supremacy – Nov. 14

On November 14, UFC veteran and world jiu-jitsu champion Alberto Crane is scheduled to fight fellow world class jiu-jitsu player Wander Braga at the CALLED OUT MMA II event being held at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

“He’s (Braga) a tough guy.  His record [16-1] speaks for itself.  I expect a tough fight, but I’ve been training harder than ever and I’m confident in my ability.  I’m ready,” said Crane.

Recognized as one of the world’s top jiu-jitsu players, Crane sports a decorated list of accomplishments, having been a three-time Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion, as well as owning a gold medal in the black belt division from the 2002 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.


Braga, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt holder, will be looking to get back on the winning track after suffering his first professional loss (round 2 – guillotine choke) at the hands of former TUF participant Gabe Ruediger this past August.  Prior to the loss, Braga had reeled-off a string of 16 straight victories dating back to 1994.

Crane sports an impressive record as well (12-4) and is well tested, having fought battles in the Ultimate Fighting Championship against the likes of Roger Huerta and Kurt Pellegrino.  He is also a former lightweight champion for both the King of the Cage and Ring of Fire fight promotions.


In addition to training and fighting professionally, Crane continues to instruct students at his Encino-based Legacy Mixed Martial Arts Academy, which he owns and operates alongside world-class jiu-jitsu instructor Romulo Barral.


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