Jacare vs Fabricio

2004 CBJJO World Cup

Absolute Semi-Final

Salvador Bahia, Brazil

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs Fabricio Werdum

I have introduced Jacare and Fabricio to all of you before on MFM so I will not regurgitate their impressive curriculum vitae.

What I will state from watching Jacare in Gi and No Gi events, is the following:

  1. Jacare has the best takedowns in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  2. Jacare is the best athlete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

After viewing this clip, you may come to the same conclusion, especially at about 2 minutes in.

Enjoy Jacare vs Fabricio

ps..Jacare is about 185 lbs…Fabricio is 230’ish

Shane vs Joao

2018 Washington D.C. Summer Open

Featherweight  Final 

Washington D.C.

Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor vs Joao Pereira

I happened upon this match just this week and I knew it was an instant MFM entry.

Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor (white Gi) is the first American to be crowned World Champion of the Featherweight division by winning the 2018 Championship this past June.  The Featherweights have been ruled by Brazilians since the inception of the Mundials and Shane finally ended their dominant run.  I expect that he will remain a finals participant in many events to come.

I must admit to not knowing his opponent in blue, Joao Pereira.  This post is really the brilliance of Shane’s use of Lasso, Spider, and De la Riva guards.   I expect you will have to rewind in a few spots to try to breakdown his techniques.

Enjoy Shane vs Joao