Favorite in bookmakers for UFC Las Vegas 86, Rudolph Vieira he made yet another victim by putting his flagship into play and not giving his rival a chance to take pleasure in facing him. With a safe strategy, the 'Black Belt Hunter' needed just a few minutes to finish Armen petrosyan and break an unprecedented record in the organization. On his social networks, the Rio native celebrated achievements.
“It’s impossible to measure the size of my happiness… Without God I wouldn’t be able to do it. Only He knows everything I went through throughout my cap until I got here and achieved another victory, another submission, once again facing and overcoming my fears and once again setting a record in my life. I became the greatest catagatame finisher in the biggest event in the world!”, declared Rodolfo on his official account. Instagram.
World jiu-jitsu champion, Rodolfo arrived at the UFC in 2019 and since then has performed on seven occasions, triumphing on five of them. New record holder for the number of catagames in victories for the organization (4), the Rio native placed himself on the podium by forcing the Armenian to withdraw for a tight finish.
At 34 years old, the Brazilian achieved his second consecutive victory in Ultimate and took another step towards the top 15 of the middleweights (under 83,9kg). Currently, Rodolfo has 10 triumphs and two setbacks on his record.