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Match of the Week: Romulo Barral vs Demian Maia

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Today’s Match of the Week features an exciting battle between an elite MMA star and a bjj wizard, Demian Maia vs Romulo Barral. This match took place in the semi-finals of the 2006 Brasileiros. Don’t look away, this is a fast match. Enjoy!

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Match of the Week: Victor Estima vs. Alan “Finfou” Nascimento

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Today’s Match of the Week features two men who are helping to shape the BJJ scene in Europe, Victor Estima (Gracie Barra) and Alan “Finfou” Nascimento (Checkmat). This battle took place in the finals at this year’s European Open in Lisbon, Portugal. Both were vying for the title “king of the European middle weights”, Finfou represented Sweden and Victor represented the UK. Enjoy this match! … Continue reading

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Vintage Match: Roberto Roleta Magalhaes vs. Wallid Ismail

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Today, we feature a vintage battle between one of the most innovative guard players in the 90’s and one of the best low passers during the same time period, Roberto “Roleta” Magalhaes (Gracie Barra) vs. Wallid Ismail (Carlson Gracie). This epic battle between these two giants of the sport took place at the first Mundials in 1997. For those who are not too familiar with … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Braulio Estima vs. Tarsis Humphreys

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Today’s “Match of the Week” features two top competitors from the top two schools in BJJ, Braulio Estima (Gracie Barra) vs. Tarsis Humphreys (Alliance). This match took place in the absolute finals of the 2009 World Pro inaugural event. That tournament was a momentous event, because it was the first high profile gi tournament in which the competitors were compensated for their efforts. In addition … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes x. Mario Reis

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Today’s “Match of the Week” features a great battle between two gamed competitors currently active in the tournament circuit… Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes and Mario Reis! This match between these two amazing athletes took place in the absolute division of the 2010 Sul Americano’s. Augusto Mendes of Soul Fighters is considered one of the top five BJJers in his weight class; he has beaten some of … Continue reading

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Pioneers of the Sport: Roberto “Gordo” Correa

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    Today we feature one of the most impactful figures in BJJ during the mid-to-late 90’s and the innovator of the half guard, Roberto “Gordo” Correa! Gordo, started BJJ at 19 years old at the famed Gracie Barra in Tijuca. As a purple belt, this legend of the sport suffered a potential career ending knee injury. Fortunately for us, Gordo’s drive and determination did … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Mario Reis vs Theodoro Canal

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This week we feature a stellar match between Mario Reis and Theodoro Canal. This exciting battle took place in the peso-pena finals at the 2010 Rio Open. Mario Reis, a Sylvio Behring BB, at the time was representing Gracie Barra, and Theodoro Canal, a Julio Cesar Pereira BB, represented GF Team. Enjoy the match and checkout the creative way Reis defeated the deep half guard! … Continue reading

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