Wallid v Royce

1998 Rio Oscars of Jiu Jitsu

No Time, No point, No Judges Single Match

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wallid Ismail v Royce Gracie

I was a little over a year into training when this match took place and eventually word travelled back to Florida as to what had happened.    There was considerable buzz about the match because Wallid was a Carlson Gracie Team Member, which we were a part of.   Jorge told many stories of how crazy it was to try and train with Wallid.

Royce needs no introduction as he put BJJ and MMA on the map for all of us.

This version begins with an interview with Wallid, as well as his narration of the event.  To skip the interview go to 3:16 to start the match.

Enjoy the “Clock Choke heard round the world”