ADCC 2015: Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles Claims Another Title, Still ‘Feels Like a Rookie’

By Marcelo Alonso Aug 31, 2015

SAO PAULO -- Rubens Charles conquered 145-pound division at ADCC 2015 on Sunday, just as he did two years ago in Beijing. With a score of 3-0, “Cobrinha” outpointed Brazilian countryman Bruno Frazatto in the final, adding another title to his extensive hardware collection.

“The happiness of being ADCC champion is unique,” Charles told “People always ask me if I see myself as a veteran, and yes, I have been competing for several years, but I feel like a rookie. I train as hard as anyone, and that’s what makes me feel good. I’ve trained seven hours a day during my camp to come here and do exactly as I did.”

Despite being 36 years old, Cobrinha claimed he is feeling pretty well about his body and the way things have been going with his career. The Parana native said he hopes to defend his title once more in 2017.

“I’m on a good diet, I’m feeling well, and if I manage to cut the weight well, I might be back in two years to defend my title.”


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