Rodolfo Vieira made his mixed martial arts debut Saturday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and made quick work of Daniyar Zarylbek at Arzalet Fighting 1.
The five-time jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC gold medalist, who trained at American Top Team for his first MMA bout, quickly took Zarylbek down, got the mount and landed several shots. When Zarylbek tried to escape, Vieira got the back and forced him to tap with a rear-naked choke.
Earlier the day, inside the same arena, UFC featherweight Charles Oliveira took on multiple time jiu-jitsu world champion Celso Venicius in an ADCC match, but was defeated by points (8-0).
Check Arzalet Fighting 1’s full results below:
Rodolfo Vieira def. Zarylbek Daniyar via first-round submission (rear-naked choke) Marcos Souza def. Fabiano Araujo via first-round submission (arm-triangle choke)
Vladislav Parubchenko def. Ashida Takahiro via third-round submission (rear-naked choke) to win the featherweight belt
Markus Perez def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision
Andrew Fisher def. Diego Vargas via third-round submission (north-south choke)
Ernie Braca def. Ary Farias via first-round KO
Dmitriy Parubchenko def. Hosing Daisuke via first-round submission (armbar)
Jonathan Barbalho def. Wesley Ligeirinho via first-round submission (armbar)
Zamirbek Syrgabaev def. Carlos Toyota via first-round KO
Nemat Abdrashitov def. Gustavo Wurlitzer via first-round TKO