Tiger Muay Thai grappling/mma instructor, and Juliano Prado purple belt
Ray Elbe has returned from a 5 week visit in the states. While
stateside Ray competed 3 times, once in the gi, once nogi, and once in
Headlining the Pro/Amaeture Fighting Frontier Days, Ray fought in Cody
City Wyoming. He beat US Armed Forces combative instructor Matt Johnson
in the 2nd round via armbar.
Ray won Alessio Silva's 2nd annual Gi Grappling tournament capturing
gold in the 194lbs and under purple belt division.
*See Attachment; Left to Right Juliano Prado, Ray Elbe, Giva Santana*
Following Ray's impressive Gi competition, he was featured in former
WEC LW Champion Cory Cass's annual Fight Lab Submission Grappling
Tournament- held inTemecula California. Ray won Gold in the advanced
division, competing in both the 185lbs and 205lbs division. It was
bitter sweetness for Elbe, who after a day of competition was unable to
perfect the triple crown when he was submitted in the absolute finals
against WEC veteran/ Dan Henderson trained fighter Fernando Gonzalez.
Below are a few video links to Ray's performance in Temecula