Veteran Brazilian contender Carina “Beauty But The Beast” Damm and rising star Kalindra Carvalho Faria are expected to compete in a rematch at Warriors Fighting Championship 1 on November 14th in São Paulo, Brazil. The promotion officially revealed plans for the matchup this past week.
Damm and Faria first faced off in September 2009. Damm prevailed via second-round corner stoppage and later moved on to a high-profile bouts in the United States. Faria is currently riding a four-fight winning streak and most recently captured the inaugural Pink Fight 121-pound title in March.
Damm (17-7-0) brought an impressive ten-fight winning streak into her Strikeforce debut in August 2010, but succumbed to a triangle armbar from Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano in the semi-final round of the promotion’s first women’s tournament. After subsequent defeats to “Alpha” Cat Zingano and Tara LaRosa, Damm returned to Brazil and scored a pair of quick submission victories in her home country. Following a lengthy layoff, Damm accepted a bout with current Bellator prospect Munah “The Perfect Storm” Holland at Matrix Fights 6 in July. She started strong, but fell victim to a vicious right hook from Holland in the second round and now looks to get back on the winning track.
Faria (9-3-1) will compete in her hometown of Taubaté for the rematch with Damm and has momentum on her side. After going 0-2-1 against top-level opponents Claudia Gadelha, Jennifer Maia and Vanessa Porto, Faria has since put together an impressive streak of victories that earned her the Pink Fight title earlier this year. Four of Faria’s wins have come via knockout, but she has recently proven that she can fight for 15 minutes if need be and has defeated her past four opponents via Unanimous Decision. As Faria looks to secure a spot on a future Invicta FC card, she could earn her biggest win to date if she can defeat Damm next month.
Warriors Fighting Championship 1 takes place on November 14th at Taubaté Association Gymnasium in Taubaté, São Paulo, Brazil.
Tim Peterson contributed to this report.