In the finals, and performing an explosive combat, Osvaldo “Queixinho” Augusto Moizinho tied with Paulo Miyao (Cicero Costha) at 8-8, after an incessant exchange of sweeps. The victory came via unanimous decision of the judges. In the semifinal, Queixinho had done a great job already submitting Ivaniel Oliveira (Checkmate) from the back.
With this feat, Queixinho won the jackpot of $5000 in the professional league.
In an exclusive chat with GRACIEMAG, Queixinho tells us in detail how he stopped Paulo’s berimbolo, explained how he trains Jiu-Jitsu and showed a helpful position he used to conquer the professional League’s title. Learn from the beast trained by Caio Terra:
GRACIEMAG: What made a difference in this important victory for your career against Paulo Miyao?
OSVALDO Queixinho: It was all to the extent and at the right time. It was the first thing I said as soon as the fight ended – if I had changed a detail in training, strategy or the fight, the result could be different. It was a very important victory for me by recognizing the Miyao’s style of fighting; but deep down inside I’m already getting pretty used to this game. Many people here at the gym uses De la Riva, and Caio Terra, who is a specialist in the position, helped me a lot. I am now on a good win streak, and with this IBJJF title more people will get to know me.
What did you do to curb the dangerous turns of Paulo?
Rode a great strategy with Caio and Yuri Simões in the warm up area. Caio showed me a detail in gripping the opponent’s gi pants that I used almost the entire time during the fight and it worked. I grip both legs, and when he begins to turn to one side, I change the grips to the opposite side and put my leg on the same side, between his legs. Then I stretch and get out of the position, such as I teach in the video you guys have. I’ve been fighting a lot against Gianni Grippo, who is a tough athlete and has a strong guard game. It also helped me to get smarter on defending the berimbolo.
How is your training, Queixinho?
I never train thinking about my opponents. I practice thinking of improving my game in every way. For this tournament, however, I knew I could meet Paulo, so I looked over training more to fight on top. Along with Samir and Caio, we set a strategy before each fight. Rather than that, I do physical preparation and train Jiu-Jitsu a lot with repetition of movements and positions.