Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Luta Livre' exhibition in 1991.

This video shows a Luta Livre's exhibition in 1991 by the Master Eugenio Tadeu. It happens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and shows the Brazilian Luta Livre's roots.

Luta Livre scores another victory in Japan.

Luta Livre was weel represented this morning in the M1 Challenge Japan by Rob Broughton. Rob, a Luta Livre' Blue Belt under Marcelo Brigadeiro got a unanimous decision victory over the japanese Yusuke Kawaguchi, who is considered the best heavyweight of Japan and had a record of 8-0 before this fight. With this victory Team UK scored 4 x 1 against the Japanese Team. Congratulations Rob!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Great performance in Gladiator School IV.

Gladiator School IV had 3 fighters from Team Kaobon and they performed very well. John Hughes, Gregg Severs and Darren Spencer have shown why Team Kaobon is one of the best MMA teams in Europe. John Hughes has shown everybody that he has been learning Luta Livre's techniques after win his fight via rear naked choke at 20 seconds of the first round. Showing a solid Luta Livre game Gregg Severs just needed 45 seconds of fight to win via guillotine choke after a combination of punches and knees. Darren Spencer tried a footlock, a knee bar, a choke and finally won his fight with an arm bar at 2 minutes of the first round.
Outstanding performance guys.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Terry Etim vs. Justin Buchholz slated for UFC 99 in June.

A lightweight bout between Terry Etim (12-2) and Justin Buchholz (8-2), originally slated for UFC 95 but later canceled when Buchholz suffered an injury, is back on at UFC 99. The show takes place June 13 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. It'll be the country's first-ever UFC event. Etim, who recently signed a new contract with the UFC, returns to competition looking for his third straight UFC win. The British fighter most recently defeated Brian Cobb, a late replacement for Buchholz, via second-round TKO at UFC 95. Prior to that victory, Etim picked up a unanimous-decision victory over UFC veteran Sam Stout. Buchholz, meanwhile, returns from a nearly year-long layoff. After suffering a first-round submission loss to Matt Wiman at UFC Fight Night 12 in his octagon debut, the former EliteXC fighter stopped Corey Hill with a second-round submission victory at UFC 86. Buchholz has now won five of his past six fights, all via stoppage. The Etim-Buchholz bout will likely appear on the night's preliminary card. UFC officials have not decided whether to air UFC 99 on pay per view or Spike TV. Cologne is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, which could force an extremely early event time in the U.S. if UFC 99 airs on PPV. The latest rumored UFC 99 card now includes:

Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno
Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy
Ben Saunders vs. Mike Swick
Heath Herring vs. Cain Velasquez
Alan Belcher vs. Alessio Sakara
Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim
Mustapha al Turk vs. Todd Duffee
Peter Sobotta vs. Paul Taylor
Denis Stojnic vs. Stefan Struve

Luta Livre's fighter wins at Shooto Brazil 11.

Carlos Alberto "Betão", representing Luta Livre, walked into the ring last saturday (March 28th) at the most important MMA show in Brazil, the Shooto Brazil. "Betão" entertained the fans with a very active fight. In a very evenly-matched fight, "Betão" (RFT Team), who recently fought for the Shooto 60kg title, ended up earning a victory by unanimous decision. He managed good takedowns on Rodolpho Marques (Nova União) and a knockdown in the second round, after throwing a superman punch. After this fight , that got the award as "Fight of the Night", "Betão" has a record of 7-1. Congratulations "Betão" and all the guys from RFT !