Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachJoe Moreira
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Biography(references)After a failed heel hook attempt, Ruas controlled Pardoel and attacked him with knees and punches on the ground, making him tap out. Both fighters used a passive approach to the fight, with Ruas blocking Taktarov's takedown attempts and seizing all the opportunities to strike him, actually making him bleed profusely. In 1996 he joined the nascent World Vale Tudo Championship , fighting in the superfight against UFC 3 Tournament Champion Steve Jennum in Tokyo, Japan. He finished his run in the organization with his last superfight against UFC 2 finalist Patrick Smith in the WVC 4 event, easily winning with a heel hook. In a major upset, Otsuka fought with tenacity, taking Ruas down and performing ground-and-pound, defending a fully locked rear naked choke and forcing a TKO by medical stoppage in the second round.
Fighter Trivia(references)Ruas is married and has three daughters. Marco's first recorded fight was in 1984. Marco lives in Laguna Niguel, California where he operates his own MMA gym "Ruas Vale Tudo".
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