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Vinicius De Jesus wants to beat Rodolpho Barcellos, then sit down and have words with Bellator brass

Posted On: Feb 16, 2019   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Vinicius De Jesus finds himself in not the most ideal circumstance when he steps into the cage tonight - but apparently the most important thing is stepping in the cage.
De Jesus takes on fellow Brazilian welterweight Rodolpho Barcellos tonight on the Bellator 216 prelims at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card streams on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
De Jesus and Barcellos were booked to fight several years back, but the bout never took place. And now, here they are again - with De Jesus having much more cage experience, but Barcellos with just one pro bout on his record.
“He alleged an injury, a broken wrist, two days before the card ,” De Jesus told MMAjunkie. “I ended up with no opponent. It was going to be my U.S. debut since I had just moved here from Brazil. It took a few more months for me to have my debut at Premier FC.
“I never thought Barcellos was on my level when he was booked against me in 2015. He's a jiu-jitsu black belt....

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