Rodrigo Caporal gets tapout in China, set to fight for lightweight belt

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Rodrigo Caporal marreta o adversário. Foto:Divulgação

Rodrigo Caporal hammering on his opponent last Saturday / Personal archive photo

Rodrigo Caporal is the kind of black belt who has faith in his style when doing MMA, and on the 3rd of November, in China, he used his technique to tap out yet another opponent, at the sixth iteration of the RUFF event.

Facing Thai fighter Arthit Hanchana, he used an arm-triangle to wrap up thefight 1:48 minutes into the third round. This latest victory marks Caporal’s fourth in a row.

“I managed to keep up the pace the whole time. I already knew Hanchana was really good on his feet; that’s why I did my game: I closed the distance and took him down and finished him with a position I do a lot—the arm-triangle,” Rodrigo told GRACIEMAG.com.

“Now, I’ll fight next in January, in the RUFF final, for the lightweight belt. I’m really pleased about getting a shot at the title. I’d like to thank God for always being with me, my family and all my students, who are always helping me in training. And thanks goes out to GRACIEMAG.com, too, for always getting the word out on what we do,” Caporal said in closing.

RUFF 6
Hohhot People’s Stadium, Hohhot, China
November 3, 2012

Rodrigo Caporal tapped out Arthit Hanchana via arm-triangle at 1:48 min of R3;
Pingyuan Liu defeated Zhifa Shang via split judges’ decision;
Chenghie Wu tapped out Eridemutu Zhao via triangle at 2:20 min of R1;
Tuerxun Jumabieke defeated Yongqiang Zhang via choke at 1:30 min of R1;
Irshaad Sayed knocked out Guobin Xue at 3:24 min of R1;
Meixuan Zhang tapped out Rijirigala via heelhook at 3:45 min of R1;
Chunbo Yuan tapped out Sandro da Silva via kneebar at 4:43 min of R2;
Handog Kong vs Jonathan Paulson – No Contest (kick to the groin);
Jenfeng Zheng defeated Juncheng Wen via unanimous decision;
Liucai Cui tapped out Liang Yang via armbar at 2:07 min of R1;
Zhenhong Lu tapped out Yinna Bao via armbar at 3:05 min of R1.

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