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    Florida WAR in UFC on Fuel TV

    Mon, 2012-02-06 07:37 — throwdownmma

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    Two of the best fighters in south Florida will collide on Wednesday, Feburary 15th as TUF 12 champion Jonathan Brookins of Gracie Orlando (13-4) takes on multiple-time BJJ champion and ADCC competitor  Vagner "Ceara" Rocha (7-2) of The Avengers/Team Popovitch on the preliminary card of UFC on Fuel TV 1 - Sanchez vs. Ellenberger, which will stream on Facebook. Unfortunately, for Brookins, Ceara has a bit more momentum going into the fight as he has already made quick work of another former TUF 12 competitor in Cody McKenzie in his last outing.

    VAGNER "CEARA" ROCHA IN THE UFC!

    Wed, 2011-05-18 17:07 — throwdownmma

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    VAGNER "CEARA" ROCHA IN THE UFC!!!
    Mac Danzig was recently forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 131 aganist Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone with a training injury...
    For those of you that know him, you know that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has made the perfect choice for his replacement..
    Vagner "Ceara" Rocha. I've read every update in the mma world and here is the REAL story of UFC 131...

    Team Popovitch MMA. A Rising Force!

    Mon, 2011-05-09 17:43 — throwdownmma

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    Team Popovitch An Upcoming MMA Force!
    This was a tough week to be an MMA fighter in South Florida and hear that you have to fight someone from Team Popovitch...
    5/5/2011. Cinco de Mayo the first ever amatuer MMA fights took place at Club Play in South Beach! The action was non-stop!
    First up was Black Belt instructor making his debut, Fred Monciao, whom easliy dispatched his opponent in the 1st round by triangle choke.

    Pablo "Weapon X" Popovitch Vs Joao Assis Superfight!

    Tue, 2011-02-22 16:43 — throwdownmma

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    April 9th 2011, Pablo "Weapon X" Popovitch(Avengers) is going head-to-head with Joao Assis (Checkmat) at Grapplers Quest Beast of the East VII!  Who do you think will win?

    Avengers take World Pro Absolute tryouts in New Jersey!

    Sat, 2011-02-12 19:58 — throwdownmma

    The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship hosted the US trials on February 5th 2011, in Jersey City, NJ. The absolute division was swept by Team Avengers once again. Black belts  Master Vagner Rocha and Master Roberto Cyborg Master  and even competed in the finals as a gift to the spectators! Vagner Rocha came up the winner, guaranteeing his trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, to compete for a chance and the prestige of being named the best in the world!

    Tragedy Strikes Newly Crowned World Champion...

    Tue, 2011-01-25 20:38 — throwdownmma

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    After being recognized by the IBJJF for his contributions to the gentle art at the Miami Open in October, and a stellar showing at the No Gi Worlds in  November, winning at weight and closing out the absolute, tragedy found its way to the newly crowned World Champion.

    Pablo "Weapon X" Popovitch builds his army, prepares for 2011

    Sun, 2010-12-12 20:09 — throwdownmma

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    BJJC Fort Lauderdale
    Green Belt

    1. Andor Kovacs
    2. Dan Wynn
    3. Wendy Serra
    4. Thomas Kim
    5. Kevin kneller
    6. Juan Perdono
    7. Patrick waterhouse
    8. Edward Gonzales
    9. Brock aka Alexandre Camargo
    10. Aaron Herndandez
    11. George Kaoud

    Blue Belt

    1. Brett Anderson
    2. Yvon Agenord
    3. Joe Mizzone
    4. Alex Arne
    5. Alain Arne

    Purple Belt

    1. Danny Gurzenda

    Vagner Rocha comes up big at the ADCC North American Trials!

    Sun, 2010-12-05 14:27 — throwdownmma

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    Looks like the current 76.9Kg champion, Pablo Popovitch wont be travling alone. He will be accompanied by head instructor at his academy in Pembroke Pines, FL and training partner, Vagner Rocha. He recently won the ADCC North American Trials on Saturday,November 20th in the -76 Kg division. However getting there was not an easy task. Vagner had 5 fights total, 4 by submission, a triangle, anaconda choke, armbar, and even taking a page from the current champs arsenal finishing his 4th fight by Pablo's feared "gogozeira" choke.

    Avengers New Mission!

    Tue, 2010-11-23 19:26 — throwdownmma

    Leaders of the newly formed Avengers Bjj, Pablo Popovitch and Roberto Abreu have a new mission ahead of them, aside from the usual dominating of opponents on the mat. This mission is to help WEC fighter Will Ribero, who suffered a devastating motorcycle accident back in 2008 that stopped the fighter's career in its tracks. The fighter's family has since struggled to raise enough funds for his treatment.  Once again the superhero duo has stepped up to help. They will each hold a seminar at their respective academies with the proceeds going to help Ribero.

    Physiotraining: The Road To Recovery

    Mon, 2010-11-15 19:54 — throwdownmma

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    I have recently been nursing a shoulder injury for the past few weeks and it has hinderd my lifestyle quite a bit, having to go easy while training Jiu JItsu, not being able to train Muay Thai or even weight train! so i went to see a good friend of mine, founder of Physiotraning, Cristiane Barbosa-Timoteo.

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