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Match of the Week: Jake Shields vs. Leo Santos

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This week we feature UFC Fighter Jake Shields vs. Leo Santos(Multiple IBJJF World champion). These two met at ADCC 2005 in the -77kg division in the Bronze medal match. Jake Shields lost in the semi-finals to Pablo Popovitch and Leo Santos lost to the eventually winner that year, Marcelo Garcia. Check it out below!

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Match of the Week: Sergio Moraes vs. Claudio Calasans

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Sergio Moraes of team Alliance and Claudio Calasan of team Atos met earlier in the year at the 2011 IBJJF European Open in the finals of the black belt absolute. Its a shame these two did not meet in the 2011 IBJJF World Championship due to Calasan’s injuring his arm, because this match in Europe was a highly techinal and stratgic war! Check it out … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Gilbert Burns vs. Michael Langhi

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This week we feature an exciting battle between two of the top lightweights in the world. Gilbert “Durinho” Burns vs. Michael Langhi. “Durinho”, who won this year’s Mundial’s, expertly utilizes his expertise in the 50/50 guard, while Langhi brings his always tough guard. Check it out!

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Match of the Week: Rafael Mendes vs. ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes

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This week we feature Rafael Mendes vs. Augusto Mendes “Tanquinho” from the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2011 Finals in the -65kg division. Both these competitors competed well in the ibjjf worlds this past weekend, Tanquinho beating Cobrinha Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”. They met in the finals of the feather weight division, with Rafael Mendes winning a close match. Check out their match a couple months prior … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Joao Assis vs. Rustam Chsiev

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This week we feature an exciting and close absolute battle from Grapplers Quest. Joao Assis and Rustam Csiev meet in the finals in the advanced absolute division during the 2010 World series. Check out the match below!

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Match of the Week: Bill Cooper vs. Daniel Aguilar

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This week featured an excited no-gi battle from Grappler’s Quest featuring Bill “The Grill” Cooper from team Paragon vs. Daniel Aguilar from Renzo Gracie. Check out this lighting paced match and the beautiful submission finish.

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Match of the Week: Royler Gracie vs. Mario Sperry

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This weeks match features Mario Sperry vs. Royler Gracie, who meet in a historic BJJ match in late 1998. Sperry is the much bigger fighter in this match, but it is still significant because its the first time in history a Gracie was forced to submit in a match. Both of the grapplers in this Match of The Week are competing in one of two … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Alexandre Ribeiro vs. Robert Drysdale

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This week we have classic match from Rickson Gracie’s Budo Challenge . Alxandre “Xande” Ribeiro and Robert Drysdale meet in the finals of the heavyweight division. The rules of Budo Challenge differ greatly from IBJJF, each competitor only gains one point for every advantageous position (vs. varying points in traditional tournaments). Furthermore, pulling guard would garner the competitor negative points (like in ADCC). The rules … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Lucas Lepri vs. Gregor Gracie

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This week we feature a battle between two rivals at the 2009 New York Open. Here Lucas Lepri and Gregor Gracie meet in the semi-finals of the Absolute Black Belt division. Both competitors are instructors in Manhatten, Gracie at Renzo Gracie Academy and Lucas Lepri at Alliance NYC. They both represent their academies and leave everything on the mat!

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Match of the Week: Marcelo Garcia vs. Pablo Popovich

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This weeks match is from the ADCC Championships in 2007 from New Jersey. Marcelo Garcia and Pablo Popovich meet here in the second of three times in the -77kg finals.

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