Tommy vs Renato

2018 European Championships

Open Weight Qualifier

Lisbon Portugal

Tommy Langaker vs Renato Canuto

Tommy Langaker (Blue Gi) is a rising star in the sport.  Hailing from Norway, Tommy made a huge impression at this years world championships by accumulating 3 submissions in 5 of his matches at middleweight.  He would have had a 4th submission had his opponent not been disqualified from – you guessed it – fleeing from a submission.  Tommy would end up losing the final to Isaque Bahiense in a tight match by points.  His resume is littered with submission victories and he will one day be atop some major podiums.  Take my advice- when he is on the mat don’t pay attention to anything else and watch.

Renato Canuto is another up and comer in the sport.  The young Brazilian has done his best work in No Gi (World No Gi champion in 2017, 2 x Kasai Pro Champion), but eventually will break through in the Gi.  His style is best described as ‘kinetic” full of energy, acrobatics, and plain old spazzy-ness.

This is a good scrap from this years Europeans.

Enjoy Tommy vs Renato.

Vinny vs Fabricio

2011 ADCC World Championships

+99 kg Championship Final

Nottingham, England

Vinny Magalhaes vs Fabricio Werdum

Fabricio has been showcased here on a few occasions, so lets introduce Vinny “Pezao” (big foot) Magalhaes.

Vinny is most notable for No Gi competitions and appearances in UFC and M-1 Global.   I have seen him successfully execute more than a few flying arm bars, which for a super heavy weight, is pretty impressive. He is also well versed in the leg lock game, before it became a thing.   His lone championship is the referenced match against Fabricio, winning the +99kg class of the 2011 ADCC championship.

This clip captures the most intense 3 minutes of their match.  You will wince once or twice as you see both of them struggle.  I am not sure how long the full match lasted, but Vinny prevailed on points which means it was a minimum 20 minutes.  So picture having to endure what he went through and still come out on top.  Just goes to show, if you want something that bad, you have to sacrifice something.

Enjoy Vinny vs Fabricio