Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Besouro scores another submission for Luta Livre.

Luis "Besouro", a Luta Livre Black Belt under Marcio Cromado from RFT Team in Brazil, scored another submission victory to his record yesterday at WOCS 4. Fighting in the Main Event against Rodrigo "Ximbica" (Gracie Barra), "Besouro" scored 2 knockdowns before he could tap Rodrigo, winning via Katagatami. Congratulations "Besouro" and RFT!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Terry wins and gets "Submission of the Night" on UFC 99.

A Luta Livre Blue Belt, Terry showed the world how much his ground game has improved yesterday when he scored another win to his record and also got the "Submission of the Night" prize.
UFC official website wrote: "Terry Etim continued to show new facets of his game, rising from a first round knockdown to roar back in the second and submit Justin Buchholz in a clash of lightweight prospects.Buchholz attempted to close the gap on Etim immediately behind some hard kicks to the head and body. Etim took his time, but when he struck, he struck hard, immediately reddening Buchholz’ face. The American was game though, and he kept pushing the pace, eventually dropping Etim with a hard right hand. Buchholz immediately pounced, and though Etim tried for a quick submission, Buchholz wasn’t having it, and he kept firing away, with referee Leon Roberts watching the action closely. But Etim was just as resilient, and eventually he fought his way free and began working on his opponent’s leg. Buchholz soon got up and marked another momentum shift with some hard strikes just before the bell sounded.Etim got back to his measured gameplan in round two, landing with some hard leg kicks that got Buchholz’ attention. And by the stanza’s second minute, Etim was starting to close in with knees and kicks to the head before the fight went to the mat at the midway point. It was there that Etim lowered the boom with a D’arce choke that produced the tap out at 2:38 of the round."
Congratulations Terry and Team Kaobon.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Luta Livre scores another 2 wins!!!

Luta Livre scored 2 wins last night at Cage Gladiators XII. Richie Downes and Jay Manning impressed the crowd fighting "the perfect fight". Very confident in their ground game, both needed less then 20 seconds to take the fight to the ground. After some vicious ground and pound, Richie (Luta Livre Orange Belt) finished the fight with a rear nacked choke while Jay (Luta Livre Yellow Belt) used a kimura. Both won still in the first round. That showed why Team Kaobon is on of the most dangerous mma teams in Europe, putting together an outstanding Thai Boxing game and a very solid ground work provided by Luta Livre.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Luta Livre fighter saves the day.

Rob Broughton, a Luta Livre Blue Belt under Marcelo Brigadeiro, saved the day this morning when Team England faced Team France in the M1 Challenge. Team France scored 4-0 in the first four fights (Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight) and it looked like it would be a scary 5-0. But Rob Broughton decided to save the day and after 2:02 of the first round, he scored a win by TKO, after a strong combination of strikes.
Well done Rob!!!