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Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas (born January 23, 1961) is a retired mixed martial arts fighter and instructor. Most notably, he was the UFC 7 Tournament Champion and is considered one of the earliest examples of the complete mixed martial artist, highly skilled in both striking and grappling.
Ruas is famous for being the founder of Ruas Vale Tudo, a hybrid of Brazilian submission fighting and kickboxing. He also used to train in the art of Capoeira with renowned Mestre Camisa in Rio de Janeiro at the Santa Luzia club, downtown Rio. He has instructed fighters such as Pedro Rizzo and Renato Sobral. Some would regard him as one of the earliest pioneers of the now established MMA paradigm of a complete fighter – being able to strike, takedown and finish with submissions. His short fighting career was likely due to his age and a peak’ accumulation of injuries – it might have been the case that if he had been a younger man and caught American MMA at the height of its popularity he may well have proved to be a much more impactive fighter.
Ruas competed in early Ultimate Fighting Championship events, winning UFC 7 in a classic fight against 6’8″, 330lb Paul Varelans. He also faced down opponent Oleg Taktarov in UFC’s Ultimate Ultimate, but lost via unanimous decision. Ruas would go on to a draw with Taktarov a year later, winning the WVC Super Fight belt in the process. He returned briefly to fight former heavyweight champion Maurice Smith in UFC 21, but lost by TKO. Ruas suffered an injury in the first round and could not continue.
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