Last week the news came out that Josh Thomson was out of his fight against Gilbert Melendez with a broken leg. Now we have Thomson’s replacement: Rodrigo Damm (8-2), who has more BJJ titles and wins than you can shake a stick at. He’s also the brother of female fighter Carina Damm, who got busted for steroids last year.
The above video gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect from Rodrigo: he’s aggressive, uses his jiu jitsu effectively, but seems a little rash and sloppy. This is actually a pretty good test for Melendez to see if his loss to Thomson was just an off night or if he’s starting to lose his touch.