From Alan Belcher to Urijah Faber students, Rio is popular training destination

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Alan Belcher trains with Daniel Moraes in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Diego Marcello

Having suffered a detached retina, UFC fighter Alan Belcher was obliged to momentarily withdraw from competition. The fighter underwent surgery to correct the injury, however, he will have to wait some time yet before he will be released to fight.

Before that, when he was preparing to face Demian Maia, Belcher was in Rio de Janeiro training at Gracie Ilha academy, where he worked on his Jiu-Jitsu with Daniel Moraes and company (in video below). The session didn’t escape the lens of our collaborator Diego Marcello.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xycU1Ia3Z3w

Folks from Alpha Male. Photo: Diego Marcello.

Rio de Janeiro is a popular destination for a number of fighters, who do a sort of techniques exchange. Recently, Strikeforce fighter Jason Miller was also in the city (see here), as well the young talent from Urijah Faber’s team Alpha Male, who train at Xgym and Gracie Ilha, not to mention former UFC fighter Justin Bucholz and JT, an All-American wrestler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4_d-l1FrFg

(Collaborator Diego Marcello)

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