As GRACIEMAG.com readers arewell away, when the subject is Jiu-Jitsu, you’ve got to turn to the ones who know their stuff. Renzo Gracie took a breather from the pre-UFC Rio rush to talk to us about his expectations for the event soon to kick off in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, at 7pm.
“The card is excellent, but when it comes to grappling, the best fight of the night to me will be BTT’s Toquinho against Dan Miller from New Jersey. I expect it to be a barn burner, one that will be great to watch. Both guys are really tough in their Jiu-Jitsu, and things will really go off once it hits the ground. I can’t wait for that fight. To me that’ll be the one providing the most to talk about,” said the master.
August 27, 2011
HSBC Arena, Barra da Tijuca, Brasil
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Spencer Fisher vs Thiago Tavares
David Mitchell vs Paulo Thiago
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Erick Silva vs Luis Beição
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