Rousimar Palhares got a good win at UFC Rio, on August, and will have the chance to amaze the fans from the Wonderful City on January 14th, when he’ll fight Mike Massenzio at HSBC Arena.
With the trainings on a really high speed, Palhares talked to TATAME and claimed to be prepared for anything.
“I hope to show them all I’ve got. I want to be at ease, feel comfortable to do what I like doing”, said the black belt, pointing out the duel with Dan Miller, at UFC Rio, as an example of his evolution, once he got to knock his opponent down. “I even played it cool, kicked him, took him down… What made me lose focus was to stop it and then start it again, but then I turned it around”.
A man of few words, Rousimar says not to worry about his opponent…
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Born December 9th, 1982 Magical Ray Elbe started training in Mixed Martial Arts while attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. While obtaining a degree in Elementary Education, Ray spent his nights training to become a professional athlete. Making his professional debut in November of 2002, Elbe originally trained Vale Tudo under WEC Bantamweight veteran Del Hawkins, before finding Macahdo Purple Belt Steve Hochuli. Training Under Hochuli, Elbe began to define his fighting style with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques.
Upon Graduating College in 2005 with a bachelors degree, Elbe relocated to Irvine, Orange County, California to improve his submission grappling techniques under the guidance of 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt Juliano Prado.
In March of 2007, Elbe relocated to Phuket Thailand and has been training out of the Tiger Muay Thai facility ever since.
MagicalRay Elbe is a veteran of over 30 professional MMA fights, and has competed in either Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, or Mixed Martial Arts in over 10 different countries.
The staff here at Total MMA Studios would like to wish all our members a Happy Thanksgiving and to let everyone know about our holiday schedule!
Thursday 11/24/11 – Closed
Friday 11/25/11 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 11/26/11 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The staff here at total MMA Studios would like to welcome TigerMuayThia’s and BJJ blackbelt Ray Elbe to our gym! A Student of our own Prof Juliano Ray comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in both jiu-jitsu and MMA. The staff is excited as Ray will be filling in a guest instructor on the mat starting this week, so be sure to check our front desk for info on his classes and train with one of Prof Juliano’s best!
The whole Total MMA team would like to congratulate Ernest “EJ” Chavez on his victory Sunday night at Long Beach City College. Eeking out a split decision victory over a tough opponent that evening EJ showed a lot of heart in this victory and made the whole team proud of him!!!
Congrats again EJ, we all knew you could do it!!!
Fresh off his trip to New York Prof Juliano returns to us eager to share his experiences with our members here at Total MMA Studios. While in New York our Prof got the rare opportunity to train with one Jiu-jitsu’s highest ranked individuals in Master Francisco Mansur. A Ninth degree/ Redbelt, Master Mansur has been involved in Jiu-jitsu for over 50 years and has instructed many students throughout Brazil and North America!
We are excited to hear about your experiences prof and welcome you back to the mat!
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Don’t forget our very own Ernest “EJ” Chavez will be stepping into the ring this coming Sunday as he takes on Millennia MMA fighter Stephen Martinez. The fight is expected to be action packed welterweight contest so don’t forget to see our front desk and pick up your tickets today and come out to support the Total MMA team!!!
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UFC Rio, on last August, was so complimented that the organization is betting on the same names for its next edition on the city, scheduled for January 14th. Rousimar Palhares, who defeated Dan Miller back then, now faces Mike Massenzio.
With amazing Jiu-Jitsu skills, which brought him nine out of his 13 wins, the Brazilian, who fights out of Dores do Indaia, is coming from five good results on the last six bouts done, being two consecutive wins, while Mike won only two out of the five fights he did, being defeated by Brian Stann, CB Dollaway and Krzysztof Soszynski.
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