Andre “Dida” Amade is a fighter known for his exciting style. In the kickboxing world, he’s perhaps best known for his performance against Buakaw Banchamek — Dida rocked the heavy favorite and it would’ve been a huge upset had Dida won.
Dida has extensive experience as a coach — recently, he served as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil with Wanderlei Silva’s team. Though Dida is on a four year hiatus, you can be sure that he’ll bring fireworks with him back into the international kickboxing and MMA scene.
In this video, you can watch his very exciting bout against Buakaw — the most famous Muay Thai fighter in the world. [youtube id=”78NDo4brtdk”]
At the time, Dida was 6-1 in MMA, with 4 of those wins by ways on knockout.
“CURITIBA, Brazil, March 18, 2014 — After a four year absence from active competition, world famous trainer and fighter Andre “Dida” Amade, in conjunction with Champions Fighter Management in Canada, announces his return to the ring. Dida is perhaps best known for his tenure as a Mixed Martial Artist in HERO’s and DREAM, as well as being a world-renowned trainer at Evolucao Thai in Brazil. Dida recently served as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, working as a part of Wanderlei Silva’s team.
Dida has enlisted the help of Champions Fighter Management to launch a comeback after four years away from active competition, looking to make his return to the ring this July. Dida will be aiming to return to both Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing competition, looking to prove that he is one of the most dangerous Lightweights in the world in both sports. He currently holds wins over names like Coal Uno and Hiroyuki Takaya in MMA, making his way through a tough HERO’s Lightweight Grand Prix in 2007 to become a Finalist. He also has experience fighting some of the best Kickboxers in the world like Buakaw Banchamek, Hinata Watanabe and Hiroki Shishido.
In the past few years Dida has perhaps been best known for his work as a trainer, working with names like Fabricio Werdum, Wanderlei Silva, Sergio Moraes and Maurcio “Shogun” Rua out of Brazil. His return couldn’t come at a better time, as both the Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing worlds have thriving Lightweight divisions where a diverse fighter like Dida would make for a perfect fit.
About Champions Fighter Management
Champions Fighter Management is a branch of House of Champions MMA, founded by Kru Alin Halmagean and Nenad Kuruc. Both have extensive backgrounds in the combat sports world and have worked with world class fighters and champions. House of Champions MMA is located in Stoney Creek, Ontario.”