The last loss on Bruno Cappelozza’s record came at the hands of none other than current UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka.
Since that 2018 bout in RIZIN, which Prochazka ended in just under 90 seconds, neither man has suffered a defeat. Instead, they went their separate ways; Prochazka claimed gold in both RIZIN and the UFC, while Cappelozza has won five straight fights, and was the PFL’s 2021 heavyweight champion.
Ahead of PFL 5 in Atlanta this Friday, Cappelozza expressed a desire to run it back with the last man to defeat him.
“Yeah, I mean I see him as one heck of a fighter. I’m glad he’s had success ever since our fight too,” Cappelozza (15-5) said via translator during the event’s media day. “I’m just hoping one day we can schedule a super fight so I can get my revenge.”
In the meantime, Cappelozza faces Matheus Scheffel, going into the fight with four stoppages in his last five wins. It’s not a matter of hunting for points, he explained — his fighting style just lends itself to quick finishes.
“I’m not really searching for the six points, it’s just my style. It’s just very dynamic, quick,” he explained. “Regardless of my standing or where I am in the playoff picture, I’m always coming for the quick finish.”
Speaking of quick finishes, Cappelozza said that he’s “absolutely” taking into consideration that Scheffel needs to end the fight early to make the playoffs. “We already know he’s coming guns blazing, so we’re ready.”
Watch the full PFL 5 media day appearance by Bruno Cappelozza above. The event takes place this Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, GA.