As the birthplace of both BJJ and vale tudo, Rio de Janeiro has a strong heritage in these fighting sports. There are always plenty of opportunities to go to an MMA event in Rio de Janeiro, with local events such as Jungle Fight, Bitetti Combat, WOCS and of course the UFC.
Connection Rio often arranges outings to live MMA events, such as last weekend’s WOCS event in Lagoa. A few members of the Connection Rio crew got to see some exciting and action-packed fights live and in the flesh, an experience that should be enjoyed by everyone who comes to Rio to train BJJ or MMA. The atmosphere at an MMA event in Rio de Janeiro is something truly spectacular!
Check out these great pics from our photographer William Burkhardt of BJJPix.com.
From training and accommodation to academy visits and special tours, and even small group classes with the best teachers Rio has to offer, Connection Rio offers everything you need for the perfect jiu-jitsu holiday!