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Osvaldo Queixinho demonstrates how to defend Paulo Miyao’s berimbolo

Osvaldo Queixinho fights Paulo Miyao. Photo: Ivan Trindade / GRACIEMAG
Osvaldo Queixinho fights Paulo Miyao. Photo: Ivan Trindade / GRACIEMAG

4_GB72_StampSiteFull of dramatic disputes and plastic Jiu-Jitsu techniques, the featherweight was one of the most exciting divisions in the third edition of the IBJJF Pro League, held Sunday in Long Beach.

In the finals, and performing an explosive combat, Osvaldo “Queixinho” Augusto Moizinho tied with Paulo Miyao (Cicero Costha) at 8-8, after an incessant exchange of sweeps. The victory came via unanimous decision of the judges. In the semifinal, Queixinho had done a great job already submitting Ivaniel Oliveira (Checkmate) from the back.

With this feat, Queixinho won the jackpot of $5000 in the professional league.

In an exclusive chat with GRACIEMAG, Queixinho tells us in detail how he stopped Paulo’s berimbolo, explained how he trains Jiu-Jitsu and showed a helpful position he used to conquer the professional League’s title. Learn from the beast trained by Caio Terra:

GRACIEMAG: What made ​​a difference in this important victory for your career against Paulo Miyao?

OSVALDO Queixinho: It was all to the extent and at the right time. It was the first thing I said as soon as the fight ended – if I had changed a detail in training, strategy or the fight, the result could be different. It was a very important victory for me by recognizing the Miyao’s style of fighting; but deep down inside I’m already getting pretty used to this game. Many people here at the gym uses De la Riva, and Caio Terra, who is a specialist in the position, helped me a lot. I am now on a good win streak, and with this IBJJF title more people will get to know me.

What did you do to curb the dangerous turns of Paulo?

Rode a great strategy with Caio and Yuri Simões in the warm up area. Caio showed me a detail in gripping the opponent’s gi pants that I used almost the entire time during the fight and it worked. I grip both legs, and when he begins to turn to one side, I change the grips to the opposite side and put my leg on the same side, between his legs. Then I stretch and get out of the position, such as I teach in the video you guys have. I’ve been fighting a lot against Gianni Grippo, who is a tough athlete and has a strong guard game. It also helped me to get smarter on defending the berimbolo.

How is your training, Queixinho?

I never train thinking about my opponents. I practice thinking of improving my game in every way. For this tournament, however, I knew I could meet Paulo, so I looked over training more to fight on top. Along with Samir and Caio, we set a strategy before each fight. Rather than that, I do physical preparation and train Jiu-Jitsu a lot with repetition of movements and positions.

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