Held late last month, Shooto Brazil 74 featured two BJJ world champions, both taking their first steps in mixed martial arts. Rodolfo Vieira and Bruno Malfacine stepped into the cage and won by submission.
The co-main bout of the night was only Vieira’s second-ever appearance in MMA, as he faced Fagner Rakchal, who had only a day’s notice to replace Vieira’s original opponent.
The fight saw a lot of striking. Powerful kicks and punches were thrown by Rakchal, who was intent on disappointing a crowd that was mostly supporting his opponent.
But, in round three, Vieira managed to apply a takedown, mount, strike from the top, and then pull a kata-gatame with just seconds to go.
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Last modified: September 11, 2017