With the world under lockdown due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the IBJJF along with FloGrappling have been releasing some great matches that have taken place in various competitions and promotions. Today we will be looking at our favourtie five NoGi matches available on Youtube !
Lachlan Giles vs Patrick Gaudio - ADCC 2019
*available on Flograppling Youtube Channel*
Part of Lachan Giles legendary run at the ADCC 2019 absolute division. After a tough loss in his weight class, Giles would submit the o99kg Champion Kaynan Duarte in the first round of the absolute division a massive upset in itself. Next up was Patrick Gaudio, another monster looking to make his mark in the Open class, surely lighting wouldnt strike twice. Lachlan was able to get another heel hook submission and the crowd erupted ! Little did everyone know, that would not be his last giant slaying of the day.
Patrick Gaudio vs Gordon Ryan - IBJJF World NoGi Championships 2018
*available on IBJJF Youtube Channel*
Gordon Ryan went undefeated at the 2018 IBJJF World NoGi Championships. However his toughest test was most likely Patrick Gaudio, who he would defeat by the finest of margins, an advantage ! This was a sweep for sweep match up, with Patricks heavy top pressure making Gordon work just that bit harder. With a minute left Gaudio attacked a toe hold which gave him an advantage, Gordon would hustle hard to get up on a sweep which turned into a back attack, giving him 2 advantages in the process and the narrow win !
Kennedy Maciel vs Matheus Gabriel -IBJJF World NoGi Championships 2018
*available on IBJJF Youtube Channel*
A match up we will most certainly be seeing for years to come. This was the first meeting at black belt between Kennedy Maciel and Matheus Gabriel a finals level match up which took place in the first round. After a solid back and forth for 7 minutes Kennedy would find his way to the back and force the tap. He would go on to win the tournament for his first Black belt world title, and we predict it wont be his first.
Ffion Davies vs Bia Mesquita -ADCC 2019
*available on Flograppling's Youtube channel*
Kingz athlete Ffion came into this match up as the Underdog, as a rookie black belt she had been dominant in the Gi, winning Gold at the 2019 Europeans, Pans and Brasilieros, and a bronze at the World Championships. However Bia Mesquita was widely regarded as the favourite coming into the tournament and P4P one of the Greatest female competitors of all time. On top of this Bia had submitted Ffion at the 2017 ADCC championships, via armbar, which Ffion had qualified for as a Purple belt. This match up would end in dominant fashion, but not for Bia this time. Bia would pull closed guard where Ffion would break and transition into her favourite knee cut pass. Bia would try to turn away from the pass but Ffion kept the pressure transition to the back and triangle, switching to a brutal armbar where she contorted Bia's arm to unnatural positions forcing Bia to tap and getting revenge for their 2017 match ups.
Andre Galvao vs Rousimar Palhares - ADCC 2011
*available on BudoVideos Youtube Channel*
A legendary match up which took place at the start of Andre Galvaos decade rule over the ADCC. Rousimar Palhares had put on a show at the 2011 ADCC championships, submitting all his opponents in the run to the finals via Heel hook, including the legendary Rafael Lovato Jr. In the final Andre Galvao had the physicality to match Palhares who had bullied many of his opponents. When seemingly caught in Palhares's vaunted Leg locks, Galvao was calm and found his way out to sweep palhares and take his back taking the points victory.