Saturday, September 26, 2009

Luis "Besouro" and Felipe Borges coming to UK to train with Marcelo Brigadeiro.

Luis "Besouro", a Luta Livre Black Belt, and Felipe Borges, a Luta Livre Brown Belt, are coming to UK to train under Marcelo Brigadeiro at Team Kaobon, looking foward to improve even more their already very dangerous ground game. Both fighters are from RFT Team (Brazil). They might be fighting in a couple of mma shows here, so keep the eyes on them!

Felipe wins by armbar at Shooto Brazil.

"Besouro" wins by katagatami at WOCS.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Luta Livre keep scoring!

In front of one of the new MMA revelations, Daniel Acácio used the experience to get the victory against the tough Pedro Iriê, in one of the best fights of First Class Fight 3, that happened last Friday at Pacha club, in São Paulo. “It was one of the best experiences that I had, taking to the ground, trying to submit or the knock out... That was the Daniel Acácio that people wanted back. I had a bad phase, but I found the victory and my origins again”, celebrates.

When he moved to CM System, team leaded by Cristiano Marcello, the fighter promised to put the team on top. “The whole team is doing a great job, people is working and coming hard, looking for the victory to put CM System on top. It’s already on top, between three or four bigger teams of Brazil”, guarantees Acácio, reveling that he’ll fight overseas in October. “I’ll fight on Sweden at 200lbs, and you can be sure that I’ll be strong, I won’t be fat (laugh)”.

Former Pride fighter, Daniel expects one more victory, looking for a spot in bigger events. “I’m ready... Who put me won’t regret. What I did today is not even the half of what I can do. People will see when Daniel Acácio be back. My space is a little lost, but I’m conquering it back again”, said, talking about Anderson Silva’s domain on his category. “Anderson is the man to be beaten, but if I say that in this moment there’s someone to beat the guy, I’ll be hypocrite… He’s on his best performance, like Wanderlei had in the past”.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Fast and lethal".

"Fast and lethal", thats what people were saying after the fight of the Luta Livre Black Belt Alexandre "Cacareco" at the "Jungle Fight" (September 19th). "Cacareco" used one of the Luta Livre's signature moves, the heel hook, to beat the BJJ Black Belt Vagner "Curio" at only 16 seconds of the round 1. After winning his last 5 fights in less than 1 minute, all by submission, we have to agree, Luta Livre is fast and lethal inded!!!

"Betao" scores 2 victories in 3 weeks.

The Luta Livre fighter Luis "Betao", member of the RFT Team scored 2 victories in 3 weeks. The first one happened in the Shooto Brazil 13 (August 29th) when the defeated Zeilton Nenzao by unanimous decision. The second was at the "X-Combat MMA" (October 20th) when he defeated Albino Mendes by TKO. Now "Betao" is the number 1 at the Shooto Brazil ranking (under 60kg). Congratulations RFT and Betao!!!

"Besouro" scores another win to Luta Livre!!!

The Luta Livre Black Belt Luis "Besouro" scored another victory at the "Bitetti Combat", the biggest MMA show ever in Brazil. Facing the BJJ Black Belt Henrique "Chocolate" (former Wolfslair BJJ Coach), "Besouro" completely dominated the fight on the ground to score a win by TKO due to a vicious ground and pound still in the round 1. Congratulations to "Besouro" and to the RFT Team!!
You can check the fight clicking in the link below:

Luta Livre and Kaobon conquer another belt.

The Luta Livre fighter Martin "Stapes" Stapleton conquered another belt. Representing Team Kaobon, "Stapes" defeated the Wolfslair fighter Ashley Smith to get the "Clash of Warriors" lightweight belt.
Both fighters started the round with a number of kicks to the head. Martin followed this with a number of good punches to the head, but Ashley was quick to respond in kind, with the two of them appearing to be very evenly matched. Martin is attacking more than Ashley, but not all of his blows are connecting. Martin manages to get Ashley pinned against the side of the cage but Ashley is quick to escape. After exchanging a few punches and kicks in the middle of the cage, Martin gets a number of good blows in and follows this by once again getting Ashley pinned up against the cage for the last few seconds of the round. Round 2 begins and Martin wastes no time getting a good punch in. Ashley responds with a kick to the head. The two of them still seem pretty evenly matched, although Martin seems to be dictating the fight. Following a grapple, Ashley is spun into the side of the cage for a second but quite literally bounces back. So far in this round, Ashley seems unable to do any real attacking – although he keeps trying, none of his efforts are really making a difference. Round 3 is more of the same. Martin continues to dominate the fight and, despite numerous attempts, Ashley cannot make any headway. At the end of round 3, Martin is declared the winner by the judges’ unanimous decision and takes home the Clash of Warriors Lightweight British title belt. Congratulations "Stapes"!!!