Saraiva set to defend title when AFL enters Atlanta
The American Fight League on Tuesday announced two of the headlining bouts for its May 30 "Bulletproof" event in Atlanta's Philips Arena.
The main event features AFL lightweight champion and UFC veteran
"Josh is a phenomenal athlete with a misleading record," said Saraiva. "He has really improved since the beginning of his pro career. He is one of those fighters that on any given night he could beat you if you aren't careful."
Both fighters are black belts in jiu-jitsu, Saraiva fighting out of Nova Uniao and Cate under UFC veteran
"I have wanted this fight for so long just to prove that I am one of the best jiu-jitsu guys in the game," said Cate. "Diego is amazing, no doubt about that."
In another title bout, AFL veteran and a trainer of instructors for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program,
"He has a lot of experience and that's what makes people dangerous ... I only want to fight the guys that are going to push me to the limit," said Lockhart about the match-up.
The AFL event on May 30 will be the first mixed martial arts event in the 21,000-seat Philips Arena.