With R.N.‘I?m focused on a showdown match against Saulo Ribeiro in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Championship, scheduled for May 28th and 29th, in California, USA. Saulo is one of the greatest strategists in the submission world, and he knows how to use the rules in his favor. That?s already half the battle to the podium’ says Demian Maia of Brasa team, who won the 77kg to 87kg weight class of the Brazilian trials for ADCC 2005. Gabriel Napao (from Macaco Gold Team) will defend the Brazilian flag in the ‘California Edition’ of ADCC. He won the 99kg and above weight class of the Brazilian trials: ‘I couldn?t think about submitting my opponents during the trials. I fought to win by points because I had a rib injured and I felt a lot of pain. But now I?m recovered from the injury. In ADCC 2005, I promise that I will forget points and just search for submissions’.
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