|01-26-2004, 11:48 AM||#1|
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Renato 'Babalu' Sobral beat......
Marcelihno Garcia beats Renato 'Babalu' Sobral in Submission Wrestling Finals!
Right after winning the category up to 87kg in the Submission Wrestling event heldin Campos, north of Rio de Janeiro, bjj blackbelt and ADCC World Champion Marcelo Garcia put his rntire game on display to defeat Renato Sobral in the finals of the absolute category, again leaving a Submission Wrestling show the talk of the event. He took home prizes totalling of about US$ 1.500.
Weighting 81kg, Marcelinho had to fight and defeat guys about 20kg heavier, like 105kg-guy Gabriel 'Napćo' in the semifinals. Against Sobral, Marcelo swept the vale-tudo champion and, with the hooks, got the victory by points 6 x 0.
About his way of defeating the big guys, Garcia showed spoke humbly as usual: 'Well, I always want it really bad! And I never give up, I keep fighting until the end, making my quick moves all the time and waiting for the opponent's slip up. That's how I win!', celebrated Fabio Gurgel's pupil.
Marcelinho's way to the title in the Absolutes was:
(1st fight): 2 x 0 over Ricardo Bastos
(2nd fight): Rear naked choke over Marcao
(Semifinals): 4 x 0 over Gabriel Napao
(Finals): 6 x 0 over Renato 'Babalu' Sobral
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