By Lynn Mitchell:
Grappling sensation Braulio Estima has joined the elite team at Blackzilians in Florida. Braulio also stated in a previous interview – he plans to make his long awaited MMA debut in July of 2012.
It is apparent that high level BJJ black belts have an impact on the MMA game. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and cage fighting go back to the birth of the octagon, but Mixed Martial Arts has evolved a lot since then. We have seen all styles of grappling come into the cage. Jiu JItsu at the highest level – can make fights very interesting.
Braulio Estima received his black belt from Carlos Gracie Jr. in 2004. He went on to win the Mundials that same year. A 3x Jiu Jitsu World Champion, 2x ADCC Medium Heavyweight and Absolute Champion, Braulio is at the pinnacle of BJJ and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Blackzilians MMA team. He has been training with number one contender “Suga” Rashad Evans to get him ready for his title shot at UFC 145 April 21 2012 opposite light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones.
The Blackzilians are rich with talented fighters such as Melvin Guillard, Jorge Santiago, Miguel Torres, Eddie Alvarez, JZ Cavalcante, Anthony Johnson, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem and former UFC light Heavyweight Champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. It’s a great time to be a fight fan and witness the combination of elite MMA fighters and a top level Jiu Jitsu Champion.
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