Rodolfo Vieira Wins MMA Debut With First Round Submission
Fighting on an MMA event called Arzalat in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vieira appeared in the main event versus the 1-1 Kyrgyz fighter.
Working behind a jab, Vieira felt out the opening minutes of the round before hitting a lightning-quick takedown near the fence. A few slick transitions from knee-ride to mount gave him positional dominance. Some soft strikes forced Daniyar to turn, exposing the fighting-ending rear naked choke at 2.27.
Cornered by his original jiu-jitsu coach Julio Cesar Pereira of GF Team and his head MMA coach Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team, Vieira looked comfortable and confident in his first outing in the ring.