20 Seconds: Capoeira Makes Its Way Into MMA



Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio knocks out Keegan “The Marshall” Marshall at NAC #24 in North Vancouver, BC on April 4th 2009. Aurelio uses a Meia Lua to KO his opponent in 20 seconds. Aurelio is part of Axé Capoeira’s Academy in Vancouver, Canada. Video after the jump.


  1. rory

    April 7, 2009 at 3:56 am

    dats one of the sickest knockouts ive seen

  2. CagE

    April 7, 2009 at 4:01 am

    Amazing … I also like his little show he puts on after the fight.

  3. roy

    April 7, 2009 at 4:11 am

    that was cool

  4. Cobra Clutch

    April 7, 2009 at 6:39 am

    I'm not convinced until I see copoeira go against a real opponent in MMA.

    But I'm convinced that ring girl with the two-piece and SHORT skirt was HOT!

  5. roy

    April 7, 2009 at 8:42 am

    i agree all that jumping around would not work most of the time but it was a cool ko.


    April 7, 2009 at 10:55 am

    not that impressive…….

    ufc 100 Marcus Aurelio vs Jean-Claude Van Damme?

  7. Oswald Gobblecock

    April 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I do want to see more styles come to MMA.

  8. kom34

    April 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    that ko was bad ass.

  9. dane drebin

    April 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    that was very impressive anyone who says it wasnt is a tard. that style might not work all the time but for that fight it couldnt have worked better.

  10. steve

    April 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Alan Goes is an mma fighter that uses capoeira when he fights. He has fought in the IFL organization and his style doesnt do very good against actual good mma fighters. This guy that gets knocked out doesnt look very good. Backing up from kicks with ur chin up and hands down is never a good defense lol. This was an impressive ko but as far as capo taking storm and working its way into the UFC ranks and high skill level fights like that I doubt it will happen.

  11. dane drebin

    April 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    if he gets good skills in mui thai, wrestling and jui jitsui he could be interesting… it never hurts to have a martial art in ur arsenal that not many people know. just ask machida with his karate and sumo wrestling.

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