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Rodrigo Caporal: The Hong Kong Based Brazilian Lightweight Who is Dominating Chinese MMA

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Brazilian fighters have been making a name for themselves competing in Asia since the dawn of modern MMA competition when Rickson Gracie would submit multiple opponents in a single night at Vale Tudo Japan.

Today, the sport has evolved almost beyond recognition, but fighters from the same country that gave us the Gracies are still holding their own in Asia. Among them is Rodrigo Caporal, a long-term resident of Hong Kong, who recently became the 155-pound champion of China.

Caporal (9-4) has won five fights out of five since signing with RUFF, a Chinese organization that is government sanctioned, giving its fighters the right to call themselves national champions of the most populated country on the planet...

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Post #1   7/23/13 1:19:36PM   

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What I found interesting in that article is that China has an MMA promotion. Who knew? That's one more than NY.

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Post #2   7/23/13 4:03:14PM