Rousimar Palhares

Brazil Series ~ Volume thirty one. Rousimar Palhares – ADCC Highlight

Brazilian powerhouse Rousimar Palhares returns in a quick video of his Grappling exploits in 2011 world competition with devastating slams and brutal heel hooks against some of the best grappler’s in the world. His  aggressive finishing style is a real pleasure to watch.

Alternate Video links

Rousimar Palhares – HL @ Blip tv

Rousimar Palhares – HL @ UOL

Rousimar Palhares – HL @ Vimeo

Sound Track – Tomoyasu Hotei. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity


Marlon Sandro

Brazil Series ~ Volume thirty. Marlon Sandro 

 Marlon Sandro 19-3-0 trains alongside other top 10 featherweights such as Diego Nunes and UFC champion Jose Aldo. With heavy hands he holds 7 victories  by way of brutal knock out and 3 by submission. Marlon Sandro began his career in Brazil for organisations such as Arena Combat and Shooto Brasil impressively going 9-0 before he was scouted by the Japanese organisation Pancrase, where he went through 3 opponents to become their featherweight champion. In 2009 he was signed by Sengoku for  a 16 man 145lb tournament. After a controversial split draw decision in which Michihiro Omigawa was awarded the sudden victory in the semi finals. Marlon went on to knock out 2 other opponents before being given a title shot at Sengoku champion Masanori Kanehara who got brutality knock out with a viscous upper cut in 38 seconds. After Sengoku folded in 2011, Sandro joined U.S promotion Bellator for an 8 man 145lbs tournament in which he was a runner up in the finals. With an aggressive stand up style and strong ground game Marlon Sandro is stand out in the division.

Alternate Video links

Marlon Sandro HL @ Blip tv

Marlon Sandro HL @ Dailymotion 

Marlon Sandro HL @ UOL

Marlon Sandro HL @ Vimeo

Sound Track – Hans Zimmer – The Contender Theme (extended)

Thales Leites

Brazil Series ~ Volume twenty nine. Thales Leites

Brazilian Middleweight contender Thales Leites 19-4-0 is a veteran of Shooto Brazil, Jungle Fight, MFC and the UFC. A Nova Uniao black belt, Leites gained attention in the middleweight division with big wins over Jason Guida, Ronald Jhun and Jose Pele Landi before joining the big leagues of the UFC, where he went 5-1 to earn himself a title shot at champion Anderson Silva in 2009. Since leaving the UFC, Thales has gone 5-1 adding the Superior Challenge MW title to his credit, with a win over UFC veteran Jeremy Horn. With solid boxing and superb ground game he is one of the top fighters in the division.

Alternate Video links

Thales Leites – HL @ Blip tv

Thales Leites – HL @ Dailymotion

Thales Leites – HL @ UOL

Thales Leites – HL @ Vimeo

Sound Track – Two Steps from Hell – Love and Loss