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By Loretta Hunt (loretta@thefightnetwork.com)

Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenomenon and multi-time Abu Dhabi champion Marcelo Garcia has been announced as the newest acquisition of promoters Fight Entertainment Group, which hosts Saturday's K-1 "Dynamite!! USA" event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

A longtime crowd favorite on the grappling circuit, Garcia will make his mixed martial arts on September 17 in Japan. No opponent has been named for Garcia yet; while the Brazilian, who grapples at 170 pounds, has not decided if he will fight down at 155-161 pounds or up at 183 pounds per K-1’s currently utilized weight divisions.

POSTED -- 06/01/07

Post #1   6/1/07 3:52:30PM   

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That's great news. With how popular MMA is becoming, I'm sure most top submission grapplers that haven't made the transition over will. I'm a little curious how well his striking will be at that point though.

Post #2   6/1/07 3:59:41PM   

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OMG thats awsome, garcia is my favorite grappler, I think hes the pound for pound best grappler in the world, im just wonderin about his stand up, but im sure if he has that good of ground game hes going to be training with some of the best standup fighters too!

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Great news!

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Great news!




but some people don't perform well when they are hit in the head with force.

Post #5   6/2/07 4:26:18PM   

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True. He seems like a good learner, look how good he is on the ground. Maybe with some good training he could stay alive on his feet. I just hope that unlike most other popular bjj guys he'll cut weight and fight smaller.

Post #6   6/4/07 9:18:17PM