ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with BJJ legend Braulio Estima following his match with Rodolfo Vieira at Metamoris 2 which went the distance. Estima has been focusing on MMA the past couple of years and won his pro debut with a first round submission over Chris Holland at Titan FC 24 last August. Estima shared his thoughts on his performance against Vieira, talked about when he might return to the MMA cage and explained some new techniques he has been working on.
Titan Fighting Championship 24 takes place this evening at Memorial Hall in Kansas City and features the light heavyweight debut of longtime welterweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the main event against Esteves Jones. The co-main event features the highly anticipated MMA debut of World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Braulio Estima in a welterweight clash with Chris “The Hammer” Holland.
Prior to anyone knowing Stockton brawler Nick Diaz would pull a no-show against BJJ superstar Braulio Estima at the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach on Saturday, ProMMAnow.com reporter Joe Gugelman caught up with Nick’s coach and manager, Cesar Gracie, to talk about the match-up. Gracie also discussed Nick’s trouble with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Nate Diaz’s title shot.
The inaugural 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo takes place today at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. The event will host six BJJ superfights featuring some of the world’s top grapplers including current UFC welterweight Nick Diaz vs. Braulio Estima.