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