Guilherme Vasconcelos will be in action in a few short weeks at Bellator 170, he will be taking on John Mercurio on the preliminary card of the event. Vasconcelos has been dealing with an attention of a different kind lately in the form of his relationship with actress Demi Lovato, but he’s not willing to spill the beans on his love life yet.
“I’m not even going to talk too much about that, but I don’t even care,” Vasconcelos said to MMA Junkie. “I don’t care about that. My focus on my fight is too strong, so I don’t pay it too much attention.”
Prior to coming to Bellator MMA, Vasconcelos was a cast member of the UFC Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, something he looks back on with fondness.
“(‘TUF’) was a learning experience for life and for me as an athlete,” Vasconcelos said. “After it, I had to run after everything again, start almost from scratch. I was almost there, and lost, and that gave me strength and growth. I’m grateful for ‘TUF.’ Before entering it, I always imagined I’d never have the strength to do it, I always thought it would be too much for me to live with the guys who were going to fight me. But when I had the opportunity, I faced it head on. So when I look back, I see it was a challenge that I didn’t think I could conquer, and I did. At ‘TUF,’ ‘Demente’ (Ricardo Abreu) and I had the fight of the season, so it was really cool. It was a great experience, priceless. I’d do it all over again – but better now.”
Bellator 170 takes place on Saturday, January 21 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz headlining.