Bitetti helps Minotauro for UFC Rio: “Jiu-Jitsu’s the priority”

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Bitetti's likeness is emblazoned on wall at Nogueiras' training center. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

In a recent conversation with, Rodrigo Minotauro stated that Jiu-Jitsu will be an important part of his fight with Brendan Schaub at the August 27 UFC Rio show.

In preparing for the big night, Mino will have the help of two-time absolute world champion Amaury Bitetti. After promoting the latest installment of his event, Bitetti Combat, Amaury went over to the Nogueira’s training center in Rio to help iron out their Jiu-Jitsu games.

“Josuel Distak called me to ask me to come over. Sylvio Behring and I will be helping Minotauro out. Jiu-Jitsu’s the priority,” the black belt told

Jiu-Jitsu proved to be a fundamental part of Minotauro’s last two wins, against Tim Sylvia and Randy Couture. Both times Bitetti played a role in Minotauro’s training.

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