Rodolfo Vieira was the big standout at the World Pro Rio de Janeiro tryouts this Saturday (check out the results here). Besides winning his way to Abu Dhabi with all expenses paid, the GFTeam representative took home some extra cash for winning the absolute. Having missed out on the 2010 finals due to injury, now Rodolfo can try to repeat his feat from 2009, when he won.
In the under 92kg division, the black belt beat beasts like Alexandre de Souza, Eduardo Santoro, and Diogo Sampaio.
In the absolute, Rodolfo had four matches. After beating Eduardo Santoro in the semifinal, he submitted young revelation João Gabriel (Soul Fighters) with a triangle from the mount, as reported by Master Julio Cesar, of GFTeam.