I’ve trained with Delson “Pe De Chumbo” when he’s in the US. You’re right. The guy is a freak. You should see what kind of training he can handle…
Rather than start a new thread…
Did anyone else catch Delson Heleno’s IFL fight on TV on Monday? This guy is amazing, and quite frankly, seems unstoppable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcYdPvmyz5E
He’s fast as hell, his clinch game was incredible as he’s wicked strong, and his BJJ was awesome.
The Wolfpack team members tend to have an excellent clinch game - which is to be expected given that Lindland is their coach. But Heleno dominated in the clinch. He was simply too powerful for Dolce to deal with.
His strikes were also incredibly quick, he can kick at any level, and his BJJ game was sick.
I predict this guy will be the next big thing in MMA. I am not sure what his deal with the IFL is, or whether his loyalty to Renzo Gracie would keep him from fighting the UFC. But I don’t see how anyone is going to be able to stop him (unless he has a really weak chin).
Usually I watch a fight and can see a weakness. But I could not come with with any answers to deal with Heleno. You’re not going to overpower him, he’s fast enough and strong enough to knock you out, and he’s a PanAm BJJ champ.
Am I off here, or is this guy really that good?[/quote]