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Are their any Capoeira fighters in the UFC?

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I havent seen any fighters that use this styleis it just not as effective as wrestling, jujitsu etc?

 

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Re: Are their any Capoeira fighters in the UFC?

Aug 4, 2009

StealthMatrix wrote:

I havent seen any fighters that use this styleis it just not as effective as wrestling, jujitsu etc?

 

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From what I know about this style is they need space to be effective. The problem this style would face in the UFC would be getting rushed and fighting from there backs. Now with that said. If you stand back and allow these guys to work their magic. YOU'RE IN TROUBLE BIG TIME......

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Aug 5, 2009

As far as Capoeira goes, it's very much a tradition based martial art. training is done to traditional music and the moves are incorporated as a dance. This isn't to say that the Capoeira practitioner doesn't compete, it's just mostly with other Capoeirists and for the most part in a stylized manner. A lot of Capoeira techniques are done from handstand and cartwheel positions and a good MMA fighter will go for a quicker simpler technique to beat his opponent to the punch. Again that's not to say that there aren't any effective techniques in Capoeira, that spinning heel kick was obviously effective. It's the jumpy rubbish he was doing in the beginning of the clip that was useless.

Despite my criticism, Capoeira deserves respect for the strength and agility required to master it. It also has a pretty cool history as it was developed by slaves in Brazil to revolt against their masters, being a popular modern representation of African originated martial art.

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Capoeira fighters would be in be deep trouble if they fought a fighter like Rampage.. They can dance and then when they get up they find a fist in there face knocking them out...
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Re: Are their any Capoeira fighters in the UFC?

Aug 5, 2009
They're too good for UFC.
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Re: Are their any Capoeira fighters in the UFC?

Aug 5, 2009

Yorik wrote:
They're too good for UFC.

LMAO, your funny!

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Aug 5, 2009
seen on UFC.com was suppose have really good Capoeira fighter couple months back joinin UFC, but guess he didnt last long lol
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Aug 5, 2009

I'm almost sure Anderson Silva could do some capoeira, both from Brazil. Plus he is good for

 pulling a couple video game moves every now and then. I've even seen his leg strech like Dhalsim.

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It works sometimes. Here is a good one.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6oiADjOdFg

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Re: Are their any Capoeira fighters in the UFC?

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It works sometimes. Here is a good one.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6oiADjOdFg


That video isn't linked to the original post or anything.

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