Three matches that shook up the World Pro this Thursday

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Celsinho, pictured, beat Cobrinha. Photo: Luca Atalla.

Thursday featured a number of great matches and some surprises at the Abu Dhabi World Pro. Four-time world Jiu-Jitsu champion at featherweight Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, for example, competed in the division above his. He didn’t do half badly against the under-74 kg fighters, only stopping at three-time world champion Celso Venícius in the semifinal.

This Friday is time to kick off the absolute, and Cobrinha promises to make things rough on everyone in the division.

“I lost the semifinal to Celso by decision. Today I’m going into the absolute,” said the black belt over Twitter (@CobrinhaCharles), and invited everyone to watch his match.

For anyone with a Facebook account, click here to watch not only Cobrinha vs. Celso, but Claudio Calasans versus Alan Finfou and Augusto Tanquinho against Eduardo Ramos.

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