Ex-UFC and Pride FC fighter returns to Brazil, teaches submission

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Marcus Aurelio chokes out Takanori Gomi at now-defunct Japanese promotion Pride FC in 2006. Photo by Susumu Nagao/GRACIEMAG archives.

This coming November 29, another MMA event will come to be in the Brazilian State of Ceará. The inaugural Warrior Fight (WF) event is set to take place at Fortaleza City’s Ginásio Paulo Sarasate arena, and the big draw is the pairing of local fighters against American imports as main events.

Names like former UFC fighter Marcus Aurelio, Junior Killer and André Gigueto head the hometown troop against American invaders Garrett Gross, TJ Thomas and Jack Rosenbaum.

The black belt Marcus Aurelio, or “Maximus”, is the most famous fighter in the bunch. Relocated to Florida 11 years ago to train and teach in the gentle art, Marcus once choked unconcious the then-undefeated Takanori Gomi with an arm-and-neck choke. With 21 career wins, the Brazilian is in Fortaleza to train for the fight.

There, he demonstrated a position exclusively for GRACIEMAG.com readers, one that is just as useful for MMA as it is for No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu.

Warrior Fight
Ginásio Paulo Sarasate, Fortaleza, Ceará
November 29, 2012

Marcus Aurelio vs Garrett Gross
Junior Killer vs TJ Thomas
André Gigueto vs Jake Rosenbaum
Lucas Lopes vs Brian
Iramar Forota vs Ryan Tobar
Igor Negão vs adversário a ser definifdo
Danilo Mota vs Jânio Carlos
Marilia Fanta vs Viviane
Teo Menezes vs Goran
Mil vs Bruno

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