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Help Turri to get to TUF CASTING in ARGENTINA
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Support Daniel "Turri" Bustos on his trip to ARGENTINA... he'll participate on the casting of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER LATIN AMERICA, with your help he will be able to afford his trip and make his dream come true....

Professional mixed martial arts fighter and tourist guide ... Daniel Bustos Araya, a native of Sitio Mata to Turrialba is a 28 year-old whose passion has made to fight for their dreams to be the best in its category and found their own academy Turrialba his hometown. Since age 21, he became involved with the martial arts while living in Heredia as a way to increase your physical activity. During this time he began with disciplines like Muay Thai and Kick Boxing in Heredia, achieving the records of 3-0-0 and 2-0-0 in both disciplines. Two years later, in 2010 he starts his practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA in Ultimate Fitness Academy in Heredia also he had pretty popular mentors in Costa Rica as Andre Oliveira, Magdy Villalobos and the Brazilian Mauro Sergio. The same year he began his career as an amateur MMA fighter in national championships at the company CRF Shows, during this period he achieved a record of 4-0-0. In 2012, he trained simultaneously in the academy Mandarina MMA property of professional fighter and legend in Costa Rica Alejandro Solano Mandarina and the Academy of Dagoberto Badilla Forza Dragao, with great effort and many physical and economic sacrifices, Daniel was able to develop his skills as a fighter in the midst of many difficulties, which were never obstacles to realize his dream as an athlete. During 2013 the young began to train only in Forza Dagoberto Dragao to make way for his debut in 2014 as a professional MMA fighter in CRF SHOWS with Venezuelan fighter Chamo Leon getting his first victory by unanimous decision. His next match was with Andrick Cubero from the academy The Dog Team, he lost by a submission. His 3rd battle took place in Panama against the Guatemalan Esdo de Paz, earning a TKO win after 42 minutes in the first round. Daniel’s last fight was in Nicaragua, a very important fight against an ex contestant from the Ultimate Fighter Latin America Christian Robocop Soto, Daniel won by TKO beating his opponent on the second round.

Since 2014, Daniel has made its way in the area of ​​Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Professor Sidney Machado, who graduated him on blue belt last December and Japanese Jiu Jitsu. He is currently orange belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and has a record of 2-0-0 in BJJ, gold medal in the category at 78 kilos at the CRF OPEN BJJ. Also gold medal at the Costa Rican National Jiu Jitsu Tournament 

Notably, Bustos was an athlete who stands out for his humility, courage and effort, is a hardworking man of many values ​​that has achieved very hard to break into the sport and create a reputation with each of his battles. One of his greatest achievements was in 2014 when, after years of living in the province of Heredia, returns to his native Turrialba to start his own academy DBA MMA Mixed Martial Arts.

Now, we are looking forward to raise money for his next challenge, participate in the casting of THE ULIMATE FIGHTER LATIN AMERICA, this will be developed in Argentina next March 10th, so we are receiving donations in order to afford plane tickets and hotel… For instance, we ask you to help Daniel to achieve his goal to be part of this casting, it will be a great opportunity to grow as an athlete and represent his country, Costa Rica, and his town, Turrialba, in such a relevant event. We appreciate every donation and good vibes for him… PURA VIDA


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