Augusto ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes Takes Home a Win in MMA Debut

imageBrazilian Jiu Jitsu multi time champion Augusto ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes (Soulfighters) made his amateur MMA debut last night in Mesa Arizona, at “Duel For Domination 6.”  Keeping true to his nickname, Tanquinho bobbed under Jaime Carskaden’s right hook and double legged him like a “Little Tank.”  Capitalizing on the takedown Mendes climbed his opponent and locked in the kata gatame (Head and Arm choke) to secure the tap just :36 seconds into the first round.

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Congrats Tanquinho!