After victorious MMA debut, Jiu-Jitsu black belts teaches finish

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Thiago Maia celebrates win at Arena Wolf Quixadá. Personal archive photo.

Ceará State Jiu-Jitsu champion Thiago Maia made his MMA debut last Saturday at Arena Wolf Fight, an event the town of Quixada, in his home state. Maia, who teaches at Owner academy, took on Rômulo Angelim of team Brasa, and after an evenly-matched first round, he went to his Jiu-Jitsu, sinking a second-round armbar to wrap up the action.

Back in his hometown of Fortaleza, Thiago decided to share a reverse omoplata attack to celebrate his triumph. Not how rather than attacking with a clock choke or going to the back, he pulls his opponent’s arm and grabs his hip to then go on and flip him. “If he doesn’t roll with me, you can be sure he’ll tap out. If he rolls, I stick my hand in his face, grab his leg and bring up my hip,” he demonstrates.

In the other fights that went down at the MMA show, Carlos Cyborg of Dragon Fight/Nova União took it to Ruthenilson Hulk, ending the fight with a solid flurry of ground and pound that caused the ref to step in. Another one who came up big was Diego Espartano of Dragon Fight/Nova União, who put away Gildázio Oliveira with a triangle in the first round. Now David Mendes (Semear/V8) went to town in the standup against Willie “Muita Treta” Reis, who failed to return for the second round.

Arena Wold Fight
Quixadá, Ceará
July 7, 2012

Carlinhos Taz (Orestes Combat) defeated Jesse Cachorro Louco (Brazilian Top Fight) via TKO in R1
Thiago Maia (Dragon Fight/Nova União) tapped out Rômulo Angelim (Brasa) via armbar in R2
David Mendes (Semear/V8) defeated Willie “Muita Treta” Reis (Dragon Fight/Nova União) via desistance between R1 and R2
Rafa “Dog” (Strike) defeated Cleiton (MG) via TKO in R2
Renato Alan (MG) tapped out Rafael (WM) via rear-naked choke in R1
Bruno “Chocolate” (Strike) and Antônio (MG) fought to a draw
“Maju” (Dragon Fight/Nova Uniã) defeated Ruthenilson Hulk (Orestes Combat) via TKO in R2
Diego Espartano (Dragon Fight/Nova União) tapped out Gildázio Oliveira (Rinos) via triangle in R1

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