Roger Gracie vs Ronaldo Jacare – 2004 WorldsIf you are a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and have never seen or heard about this match before, here is your chance to watch a little piece of BJJ history. Here is the famous match between Roger Gracie and Ronaldo Jacare, at the 2004 World Championships open weight final, regarded by many as the most thrilling match in the history of sports Jiu-Jitsu.
Jacare was up on points (4-0) when Roger went for a super tight armbar from his closed guard, severely dislocating Jacares’s left elbow, who decided to keep going until the end of the match. In the last 90 seconds of the match, Jacare was only using his right arm to defend from Roger offenses while trying to stabilize the injured arm by grabbing his pants and then his belt.
Here is what Jacare had to say when interviewed by GracieMag: “Roger is more skilled, but, brother, I got into his closed guard, got out, took his back! What a fight. And about that armlock, he didn’t let go, I escaped! I decided in my head that I was not going to tap and so I made my body follow that decision!
My arm was not broken! I thank God for that! That will not jeopardize my career. In two weeks I’ll be doing pushups.”

Watch the full match here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYUeIBubHDM

Posted by MMA Leech on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 

If you are a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and have never seen or heard about this match before, here is your chance to watch a little piece of BJJ history.

Here is the famous match between Roger Gracie and Ronaldo Jacare, at the 2004 World Championships open weight final, regarded by many as the most thrilling match in the history of sports Jiu-Jitsu.

Jacare was up on points (4-0) when Roger went for a super tight armbar from his closed guard, severely dislocating Jacares’s left elbow, who decided to keep going until the end of the match.

In the last 90 seconds of the match, Jacare was only using his right arm to defend from Roger offenses while trying to stabilize the injured arm by grabbing his pants and then his belt.

Here is what Jacare had to say when interviewed by GracieMag: “Roger is more skilled, but, brother, I got into his closed guard, got out, took his back! What a fight. And about that armlock, he didn’t let go, I escaped! I decided in my head that I was not going to tap and so I made my body follow that decision!
My arm was not broken! I thank God for that! That will not jeopardize my career. In two weeks I’ll be doing pushups.”

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