Lightweight Polish MMA fighter and BJJ black belt Marcin Held currently fights for Bellator FC.

Marcin visited Rio in late 2011 and stayed at Connection Rio for two months. During this time he trained at a number of jiu-jitsu gyms in Rio de Janeiro, and competed in the Copa Cyclone tournament, where he took double gold in his weight and the lightweight absolute category.

A very technical athlete, Marcin is a master of leglocks and four of his eight submission wins in MMA competition have come via leglock.

Connection Rio was proud to sponsor Marcin in his recent bout with Dave Jansen in Bellator.

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