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Florida WAR in UFC on Fuel TV

By throwdownmma / February 6, 2012

Two of the best fighters in south Florida will collide on Wednesday, Feburary 15th as TUF 12 champion Jonathan Brookins of Gracie Orlando (13-4) takes on multiple-time BJJ champion and ADCC competitor  Vagner "Ceara" Rocha (7-2) of The Avengers/Team Popovitch on the preliminary card of UFC on Fuel TV 1 – Sanchez vs. Ellenberger, which will stream on […]



By throwdownmma / May 19, 2011

VAGNER "CEARA" ROCHA IN THE UFC!!! Mac Danzig was recently forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 131 aganist Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone with a training injury… For those of you that know him, you know that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has made the perfect choice for his replacement.. Vagner "Ceara" Rocha. I’ve read every […]


Team Popovitch MMA. A Rising Force!

By throwdownmma / May 10, 2011

    Team Popovitch An Upcoming MMA Force! This was a tough week to be an MMA fighter in South Florida and hear that you have to fight someone from Team Popovitch… 5/5/2011. Cinco de Mayo the first ever amatuer MMA fights took place at Club Play in South Beach! The action was non-stop! First […]


Avengers take World Pro Absolute tryouts in New Jersey!

By throwdownmma / February 13, 2011

The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship hosted the US trials on February 5th 2011, in Jersey City, NJ. The absolute division was swept by Team Avengers once again. Black belts  Master Vagner Rocha and Master Roberto Cyborg Master  and even competed in the finals as a gift to the spectators! Vagner Rocha came up the winner, guaranteeing his trip […]


Tragedy Strikes Newly Crowned World Champion…

By throwdownmma / January 26, 2011

After being recognized by the IBJJF for his contributions to the gentle art at the Miami Open in October, and a stellar showing at the No Gi Worlds in  November, winning at weight and closing out the absolute, tragedy found its way to the newly crowned World Champion. In the form of the recent landslide in […]


Pablo “Weapon X” Popovitch builds his army, prepares for 2011

By throwdownmma / December 13, 2010

BJJC Fort Lauderdale Green Belt 1. Andor Kovacs 2. Dan Wynn 3. Wendy Serra 4. Thomas Kim 5. Kevin kneller 6. Juan Perdono 7. Patrick waterhouse 8. Edward Gonzales 9. Brock aka Alexandre Camargo 10. Aaron Herndandez 11. George Kaoud Blue Belt 1. Brett Anderson 2. Yvon Agenord 3. Joe Mizzone 4. Alex Arne 5. […]


Vagner Rocha comes up big at the ADCC North American Trials!

By throwdownmma / December 6, 2010

Looks like the current 76.9Kg champion, Pablo Popovitch wont be travling alone. He will be accompanied by head instructor at his academy in Pembroke Pines, FL and training partner, Vagner Rocha. He recently won the ADCC North American Trials on Saturday,November 20th in the -76 Kg division. However getting there was not an easy task. […]


Avengers New Mission!

By throwdownmma / November 24, 2010

Leaders of the newly formed Avengers Bjj, Pablo Popovitch and Roberto Abreu have a new mission ahead of them, aside from the usual dominating of opponents on the mat. This mission is to help WEC fighter Will Ribero, who suffered a devastating motorcycle accident back in 2008 that stopped the fighter’s career in its tracks. The […]


Physiotraining: The Road To Recovery

By throwdownmma / November 16, 2010

I have recently been nursing a shoulder injury for the past few weeks and it has hinderd my lifestyle quite a bit, having to go easy while training Jiu JItsu, not being able to train Muay Thai or even weight train! so i went to see a good friend of mine, founder of Physiotraning, Cristiane Barbosa-Timoteo. Cris has patented Physiotraining and is the […]