Rafael Mendes is preparing for the 2013 ADCC with Andre Galvao and team at the San Diego Atos headquarters. He is set to compete in the -66 kg division with fellow featherweights like Rubens Cobrinha Charles, Justin Rader, Augusto Tanquinho Mendes along with newer sensations such as Joao Miyao and brown belt Marcio Andre.
Ultimately, the experts at the berimbolo will find a secure way to successfully translate the move to no-gi. Sans grips, the back-taking sensation works exceptionally well however fellow Atos member Michael Liera Jr. has found the kryptonite.
Check out the best defense we’ve found so far for the Mendes Bros: