Today’s “Match of the Week” features a classic battle of two “old school” methodical competitors, Roger Gracie vs. Saulo Ribeiro. This match took place in the semi-finals of the absolute division of the 2005 Mundials in the TIJUCA TENIS CLUBE.
Spoiler alert… After losing this match, Saulo knelt on the mat, folded his belt and gave it to Roger, symbolizing his kimono’s retirement. However, the allure of the Mundials was too much for him, Saulo returned to gi competition in 2007.
Enjoy the match!