Monday, 9 February 2015

The Berimbolo Kid's Match of the Week - Week 27 - Rodolfo Vieira vs. Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles - 2011 Abu Dhabi World Pro

(The previous edition can be found HERE)

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Match of the Week. This week's match is Rodolfo Vieira vs. Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles from the absolute finals of the 2011 Abu Dhabi World Pro.

Rodolfo Vieira is one of the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world today. He is a black belt under Julio Cesar and fights for GF Team (Grappling Fight Team). In 2009, Rodolfo literally became known overnight after he won the Abu Dhabi Pro trials as still only a brown belt, defeating numerous black belts along the way. The BJJ media would go one to label him 'The Black Belt Hunter'.

As a competitor, Rodolfo has accomplished pretty much everything a competitor dreams about. He is a five time World (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 weight & absolute) and World Pro Champion (2014, 2012 weight & absolute, 2011 weight & absolute). He is also a two time Pan American (2011 weight & absolute), European (2012 weight & absolute) and Copa Podio Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion (2013 & 2014).  

When you think of Rodolfo Vieira, the first thing you think of is his guard passing. His guard passing is one of the best in the world. Specifically, he is best known for the knee slide pass. Once he passes, he is relentless. Making quick transitions to either the back to set up a choke, or straight to an armbar. 

Rodolfo Vieira

Rubens Charles, better known as "Cobrinha" (Little Snake), is one of Jiu-Jitsu's most accomplished competitors. He is a black belt under the legendary Fernando "Terere" Augusto and was once part of the TT team. Since the breakup of the team, he has since joined Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. Today, Cobrinha is also a world class instructor, with lots of great talent coming from his academy. 

As I mentioned previously, Cobrinha is an extremely accomplished competitor. He is a four time World (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), World NoGi (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012), and Pan American Champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). He is also a one-time ADCC (2013), European (2013), and Pan American NoGi Champion (2008). Cobrinha is also a member of the IBJJF Hall of Fame.

Cobrinha is known for one thing, and that is his guard. His guard was voted as the guard of the decade by other Jiu-Jitsu world champions. The guards which Cobrinha uses the most often throughout his matches are the de la riva and spider guard. From both these guards, Cobrinha sets up multiple sweeps, submissions, and flawless transitions. Cobrinha again has a solid top game. From the top, Cobrinha is very aggressive and is constantly attacking making good work of using pressure. 

Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles

To sum this match up, you have one of the best guard passers in the world vs. one guard passers in the world. The match is only a few minutes long, so I won't spoil it for any of you. 

Make sure you take a look at the video below! I hope you guys enjoy! 

See you next week!

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