Jacare vs Pe de Chumbo

2003 Black Belt Challenge 3

Individual Match

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs Delson “Pe de Chumbo” Heleno

We introduced Jacare in an early post, but lets delve deeper into his resume:  2004 Absolute Champion, 2005 Medium Heavy and Absolute World Champion, 2005 Medium Heavy European Champion, and the 2005 -88kg ADCC Champion.  He would eventually move on to MMA and win the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship and is now making his home in the UFC.

Delson “Pe de Chumbo” Heleno (Pe de Chumbo means lead foot) was the  2002 Middle Weight Pan Champion and 2002 Middle Weight World Champion.  He moved on to MMA and participated in the team MMA promotion IFL. But after that organization folded, he was confined to small regional shows.

This match is Jacare’s (Blue Gi) black belt debut and, as with any MFM post, has a signature move , this time within the opening seconds.   Also, every time I watch this match, I get tired.   There are enough violent, explosive moments between the two that I don’t mind when they pause to stare at each other.   Sadly for Delson, they would meet again in the finals of the 2004 Medium Heavy World Final and Jacare would prevail again.

Enjoy Jacare vs Pe de Chumbo.


Renzo and Ryan

Sometime Before December 2007

Location believed to be Renzo Gracie Academy NYC

Renzo Gracie and  Ryan Gracie

This is just a good ole casual training session between two brothers that escalates quickly.

Renzo and Ryan do not need any introduction.  Their lives are synonymous with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.   Ryan is no longer with us as he passed away in December, 2007.

Enjoy Renzo and Ryan