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WTF Videos of the Day: Vinny Magalhaes’ Rubber Arm and Rousimar Palhares’ Peanut Brain

It’s been a while since the finals of this year’s ADCC tournament went down, but it wasn’t until recently that a couple of videos surfaced, and we decided to let you in on ‘em. Just because it’s Wednesday. The first comes from the end of TUF 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes‘ Over 99kg gold earning effort over Strikeforce/UFC veteran Fabricio Werdum. After controlling the action for the majority of the fight, Magalhaes quickly found himself on the wrong end of a Werdum armbar.

And holy hell does Werdum crank that sucker. For about three minutes straight, “Vai Cavalo” bends Magalhaes’ arm from damn near every position, only taking breaks to re-position himself and inflict further torment. All the props in the world goes to Vinny, who manages to not only withstand the brutal hold for as long as he did, but free himself from it in as calm and collected a manner as possible. Speaking of calm and collected, let’s take a look at a man who has never, ever, been described as such.


Technique Video of the Day: The Inverted Triangle

UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson goes down this Saturday, featuring the Cody McKenzie of triangles, Paul “Sassangle” Sass. Only time will tell if the “Sassangle” proves more successful than the “Mckenzietine,” but just in case Paul is one of our many devoted readers out there, we figured we’d let 2009 ADCC double gold medalist,¬†¬†2011 Superfight Champion, and human Jiu-Jitsu highlight reel Braulio Estima¬†demonstrate one of the many inversions of the triangle.


Xande Ribeiro Eyeing Contract With the UFC; In Talks to Fight in September

(Ribeiro could bring BJJ back to the UFC’s 205-pound class)

In a recent interview with TATAME, multiple time ADCC and World Jiu-Jitsu Championships winner Xande Ribeiro cryptically revealed that the next time he competes in mixed martial arts, it could very well be inside the UFC’s Octagon this fall.

Although just 2-0 in his young MMA career, Ribeiro looked like a seasoned pro in his first two bouts. Displaying a surprisingly well-rounded combination of striking and grappling, he defeated Takashi Sugiura by TKO in 2008 and Keiichiro Yamamiya by knockout in 2009 – both under the Sengoku banner. According to Ribeiro, the reason why he hasn’t been very active in the ring or cage is because the priorities the past few years have been to compete in jiu-jitsu and grappling competitions and to run the California-based University of Jiu-Jitsu academy he co-owns with his brother, Saulo.