Spencer Faces Capedeville In BFL 8 Co-Main Event
The co-main event at Nanaimo, B.C.’s Battlefield Fight League 8 will feature hometown favourite, nationally relevant featherweight phenomenon, Graham Spencer (6-1 1NC) in a tough bout against Vancouver’s Bruno Capedeville (3-1), who has much more martial arts experience than his short record suggests.
Trained at Nanaimo’s Impact MMA, Graham Spencer (27) will appear in his second consecutive co-main event for the organization. Of course, his first BFL fight at Battlefield Fight League 7 ended in surprising fashion when he and his opponent fell from cage early round two, leading to a no-contest. That outcome was particularly unfortunate for Spencer who was in clear control throughout the bout. Of course, with six wins in his previous seven career fights, that position was quite familiar for this supremely talented featherweight.
At BFL8 on May 28th Spencer gets a chance to regain lost momentum, but must respect the considerable skills of Bruno Capedeville (30), whose poise and technical prowess were on display during a BFL7 split-decision win over the tenacious Shawn Albrecht (7-4).
Indeed, Battlefield fans had a great chance to assess Bruno’s skills during the Albrecht fight and most were clearly impressed by his developing striking game. After all, being both a brown belt in BJJ under Bibiano Fernandes (8-3) and a world-class grappling tournament competitor, Capedeville was expected to be primarily interested in ground fighting. Nevertheless, he applied pressure
equally in all phases of the fight to convince two judges he was more effective.
For Bruno Capedeville, who is now reaching his athletic prime, a win over Graham Spencer in such a high-profile bout would finally put him on the featherweight map with Canadian MMA fans. That is precisely the outcome Spencer will be desperate to avoid as he chases his own dreams of continued national relevance and BFL championship gold.
Battlefield president Jay Golshani summed up the stellar match quite nicely:
“Bruno is very crafty and skilled on the mat and he could give Graham some problems with his submission game. Spencer is one of Canada’s top fighters in his weight class and he is a very tough fight for anyone. Both guys are hungry and both want a shot at our featherweight title so this is a huge fight in our featherweight division between two of our top featherweights.”
Both Spencer and Capedeville are undeniably great grapplers, as well as being truly rounded martial artists. So there’s not much left for fans to do besides wait patiently and watch for the best man to win come fight night!