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Matheus Gabriel, a 2x IBJJF World Champion (at black belt), will compete against Kade Ruotolo for the ONE Championship lightweight submission grappling world title – on December 2!
This match is already a big stepping stone for the young Checkmat team representative; but he has also managed to secure his first sponsorship deal along the way – from the Exclusivos Atletas Program.
And, well, that sponsorship has helped Gabriel a lot.
He explained how he used it in an interview for ONE Championship:
I am very grateful to João and the entire Exclusive BJJ team. This sponsorship was very important to me. It was the first sponsorship that I started earning money.
I received this money in an account in Brazil and I didn’t use it because I used it to help my family in Brazil.
Gabriel emphasized his gratefulness:
With them, I achieved the goal we set. I stayed with them from purple belt to black belt and became a BJJ world champion.
I was very happy to be part of the program and I will be forever grateful to João.
And the program still continues to help other athletes, and that’s really cool.
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