Marcio Feitosa is on his way to the Abu Dhabi Championships. Brazil has been given five slots to fill for the Abu Dhabi championships. The best jiu-jitsu, wrestling and lutra livra guys are battling it out for those spots.
At just 20 years old, undefeated up and comer Cole Escovedo out of Pacific Martial Arts in Fresno, California, will be stepping into the ring at the Morongo Events Center at UA Fighting 2: The Gathering to take on Christian Allen, a fighter out of Colorado making his debut.
Jon Olav Einemo is a giant: both in physical size and in his status as a grappler; hailing from Norway, Einemo blazed a trail at the 2002 Mundials in the blue belt Absolute division winning five fights out of six via submission.
I want to bring up something Royler Gracie said in the latest Grappling Magazine (Feb/04) where he said " It isn`t necessarily easier to attack legs than arms, strictly speaking, but it is a lot harder for someone to defend a foot locks and ankle locks without the gi.
Dan Camarillo is definitely a familiar name to most long time fans of OntheMat.com. The older half of the infamous Camarillo brothers, Dan (the gregarious one) has been training in judo since he was four years, competing all over the United States and Japan when he was six.
We did this interview over two weeks ago, just before my computer took a dump ; so some of this interview is a little dated. We decided to leave the whole interview so you could see Brian's Abu Dhabi picks.