Toquinho at UFC 111: watch out for your heel

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Toquinho submits Lucio Linhares with his trademark heelhook. Photo: Josh Hedges

One of the fights confirmed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship for its March-27 card in New Jersey, UFC 111, Rousimar Toquinho will take on Tomasz Drwal. A Murilo Bustamante Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Brazilian Top Team representative, Toquinho comments on what he expects from his opponent:

“He is quite complete, good at striking and wrestling. I don’t know if he can fight well on the ground, but he’s tough,” he told

“I expect to win, of course! I’m training hard and I’ll be fine come fight day,” he added with confidence.

In 2009, after beating Jeremy Horn in January, the fighter had to deal with a series of injuries. His return to the octagon only came in December, when his win came in his trademark fasion, submitting Lucio Linhares via heelhook, one of the favorite holds. Toquinho is now overjoyed by the fact that he will be seeing action again in such a short space of time.

“I’m good at that move! But what is most important to me is that I can keep on training and not end up out of fighting shape. ”

Although his fight is in March, the fighter has his eyes on another challenge, on 11 April: his weight division’s title dispute  between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.

“It’s hard to predict anything in this fight, because both of them like striking. I believe they will fight on their feet. There’s no way to have an opinion; anything can happen,” he said in conclusion.

Want to see how dangerous Toquinho’s heelhook really is Then watch the video below:

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