Back in the early nineties, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was originally conceived with one question in mind; which martial arts style is superior in a no holds barred contest? Would it be the likes of Karate or Wrestling or Boxing, Sumo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kung Fu, Savate, etc?
Fast forward to the present day cross-training between disciplines in the norm and mixed martial arts has become a style in and of itself, but surprisingly style vs. style matchups still pop up every now and then.
In the following video a 23-year-old wrestler takes on a 47-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in a park and it looks like the wrestler may have underestimated his older opponent.
Although the wrestler immediately gets the BJJ player to the ground, he immediately has his back taken and is put in danger via rear-naked choke.
Not knowing what to do the wrestler desperately tries to escape by cranking on the BJJ player’s finger, to which the BJJ player and on-lookers tell the wrestler to stop doing due to it being childish.
Check out the outcome of the match below.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sports system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments. However, it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. [Source: Wiki]
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