BJJ purple belt takes on MASSIVE 250lb bodybuilder

Saturday, May 05, 2018

In this video, we see what happens when a 150lb BJJ purple belt takes on a massive, 250lb bodybuilder in a grappling challenge match and it ends up being a pretty one-sided affair.

The purple belt in this video is 20-year-old Matheus Gabriel who trains out of the old school MMA legend Guy Mezger’s gym in Dallas, Texas and, as previously stated, was only 150lbs when this match took place.

That makes his opponent here, the 250lb bodybuilder, literally almost twice the size of the young man. On appearances alone, you wouldn’t even think that this young kid would have a chance in hell against someone so much bigger but looks can sometimes be very deceiving, particularly in martial arts.

A purple belt in BJJ may not seem as intimidating as a brown or black belt, but against someone with no training, a good purple belt will seem like a wizard on the mats and will most likely tie you in a pretzel and you won’t have a clue what he’s doing.

In this video below, we see that to be the case as the massive, 250lb bodybuilder is forced to tap out left and right in pretty embarrassing fashion.

All that time spent weightlifting and building his strength up proved to be no help here whatsoever, and even when he briefly had top position on the ground, he didn’t know what to do with it and either got swept or submitted shortly thereafter.

This video is really a great example, though, of the power of jiu-jitsu as had this been a straight up wrestling match or perhaps even a striking sparring session against a similarly skilled striker, perhaps the big man’s size and strength could have posed some problems but that’s not what happens here.

The skilled young man literally has zero trouble at all dealing with his much larger opponent and makes it look easy like we see here in the above video.

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