Sunday, March 30, 2014

In Case You Missed It... Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie II


An event featuring just grappling isn't for everyone, but to those who've spent a significant time on the mat, a rematch between 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo and the legendary Royler Gracie is probably one of the most compelling pairings in submission wrestling world today. And yes, they had their rematch yesterday, and yes, it was 20 minutes of coolness.
Sadly, the ending was inconclusive, as there was no submission to punctuate things this time around. But after watching the video, a few things are clear:

  • Bravo tapping Royler out in their first go-round was no fluke.
  • Like Kazushi Sakuraba, Bravo seems to have the antidote to what the Gracies bring to the table. It's not clear how Bravo would fair against other non-Gracie jiu-jitsu studs, but man does he have Royler's number.
  • Ain't no way in hell is even high-level 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu going to win someone a championship belt in MMA.

Watch the video below and draw your own conclusions. And mad respect goes to both these men for putting their asses out there.

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