Baret vs M.

2018 World No Gi Championships

Master 3 Featherweight Elimination Match

Anaheim CA

Baret Yoshida vs M. Robert

In 1998, Sheik Tahnoon Din Zayed Al Nahyan created the tournament of tournaments for Submission Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts called the ADCC Submission World Wrestling Championships. The event is 5 different weight classes comprised of 16 person brackets with opening rounds of 10 minutes and finals of 20 minutes. The rules are much different than your traditional IBJJF tournament. After the weight divisions are concluded they have a 16 person Open Division, the most coveted podium in our sport. This year, in September, the ADCC will be hosted in Los Angeles and will mark its 13th installment (from 1998 to 2001, it was held every year. Since 2003 it is every 2 years) of the event.

Baret Yoshida (left), starting in 1999, has appeared in 10 ADCC Championships. I will go out on a limb and say that must be a record for number of appearances. He is a 2 time silver medalist (2001 and 2003). 20 years later, Baret hasn’t stopped. He continues to fight tournaments as well as submission only events (Polaris, EBI, Fight to Win). He also records some of the coolest submissions like the one I have selected today.

Enjoy Baret vs M.

Editors apology for not knowing Baret’s opponents full name.

Roberto vs John

2018 No Gi World Championships

Absolute Match – Second Round

Long Beach, CA

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu vs John Combs

I will briefly introduce Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (large human starting on the right): 2013 ADCC Absolute Champion, 5 time World No Gi Champion, multiple podiums at Worlds, Pans, Euros, ADCC. He is an ultra heavy weight competitor who moves like a lightweight.

John Combs is a real lightweight. But he fights like a rabid Pit Bull that broke into his owner’s medicine cabinet and ate all his ADHD medication.

Here is a fun game, which I hope to start as a trend (c’mon internet!): Take every Chuck Norris internet joke and replace Chuck with John:

  • The First Rule of John Combs is: you do not talk about John Combs.
  • John Combs counted too infinity…twice.
  • When the boogeyman goes to sleep at night he checks his closet for John Combs

Every match that I have seen of John has 3 general characteristics, win or lose: 1. He never stops; 2. He does not give a shit; 3. He never stops.

For years to come, I expect John to be a regular here on MFM.

Enjoy Roberto vs John