The black belt at the helm in Jiu-Jitsu training at Memorial Arena/Gracie Humaitá in the Brazilian city of Santos, Marcelo Nigue is getting ready for an outing reminiscent of the old-school vale-tudo challenge fights. Next Saturday in Aruba, the fighter takes on the heavier Evan Nedd.
“I’m weighing 77 kg (170 lbs) right now and my opponent is 1.97 meters (6’6”) tall, and fights in the under 94 kg (206 lbs) division,” says Nigue.
To make it out of the challenge on top, the fighter reveals his strategy in facing a much heavier opponent.
“Jiu-Jitsu. It was made for this, for the weak to overcome heavier people,” he puts simply.