Ricardo Almeida recently gave out promotions to two of his students representing in the UFC.
Marlon Moraes received his black belt after many years of training.
Moraes captioned the promotion:
Graduation Black belt at RABJJ, great honor to receive the belt of the hands of the Teacher @ricardoalmeidabjj Thank you so much @mottaprimebjj @chavesjj @flavioserafin you are also part of this graduation, I have learned a lot from you and I am very grateful for the teachings Oss
Almeida wrote on the occasion:
Congratulations gentleman! @mmarlonmoraes Congratulations on your Black Belt, 6 years as a Brown Belt and I tried to promote him last year but he wouldn’t accept it. You won’t find a more humble guy!!
Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar received a first degree on his black belt.
Black Belt 1st Degree – our team leader/captain always setting the pace we all try to follow
Tom DeBlass received his 3rd degree :
One of our OGs who started when we were still in a racket all court and helped us built the team.