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Match of the Week: Antonio Carlos “Cara de Sapato” vs Romulo Barral

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Hey guys, we had to take some time off to straighten somethings out and now we are back. Today’s feature match is between a rising star versus a BJJ legend… Antonio Carlos “Cara de Sapato” (Checkmat) vs Romulo Barral (Gracie Barra)! This battle took place at the semi-finals of the absolutes at the 2012 Brasileiro’s. Antonio Carlos is a relative new comer in the BB … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Victor Estima vs. Alan “Finfou” Nascimento

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Today’s Match of the Week features two men who are helping to shape the BJJ scene in Europe, Victor Estima (Gracie Barra) and Alan “Finfou” Nascimento (Checkmat). This battle took place in the finals at this year’s European Open in Lisbon, Portugal. Both were vying for the title “king of the European middle weights”, Finfou represented Sweden and Victor represented the UK. Enjoy this match! … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Bill Cooper vs. Rodrigo Cavaca

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Today we feature an intense match between American sensation Bill Cooper and 2010 World Champion Rodrigo Cavaca. Normally, Cooper fights in Peso Medio and Cavaca fights in the Pesadissimo weight division; therefore, it is not often these two would face each other. This match took place in the semi-finals of Grapplers Quest’s 10th Anniversary Supershow in Del Mar, CA. Enjoy the match!

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Ary Farias Changes Affiliation

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It appears that another upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom has decided to change teams. The famed brown belt born in Manaus, Brazil Ary Farias has decided to leave Ricardo Vieira’s CheckMat team for the current competitive juggernaut – Atos. This decision gives Team Atos yet another highly accomplished practitioner to add to an already star-studded squad. Some of the other young guns at the Ramon Lemos … Continue reading

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