GRACIEMAG Retrospective: the 5 Greatest No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Matches of 2012

Xande Ribeiro defende a tentativa de finalização de Dean Lister, pelo Metamoris Pro. Foto: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Xande Ribeiro fends off a submission attempt from Dean Lister at Metamoris Pro. Photo by Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG.

The stars of the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu season didn’t just make a splash in their gis. They made some major noise in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, a style unto itself, as well, leaving fans’ jaws agape for the poetry-like elegance of their work on the mat.

With the help of our readers who commented on Facebook and here on the website, and after some heated and at times comic debate, the GRACIEMAG.com team managed to compile five of the greatest gi-less bouts of the outgoing season.

What do you say, gentle reader, is one missing from the list? Share your own top-five with us in the comments field below.

1 . Xande Ribeiro vs. Dean Lister – Metamoris Pro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is6WFjGETLc

2 .  Augusto Tanquinho vs. Leandro Lo – No-Gi Worlds lightweight semifinal

3 . DJ Jackson vs. Clark Gracie – No-Gi Worlds middleweight final

4 . Rubens Cobrinha vs. Justin Rader – No-Gi Worlds featherweight final

5 . Kyra Gracie vs. Alexis Davis – World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2012

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One Response to “GRACIEMAG Retrospective: the 5 Greatest No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Matches of 2012”

  1. Gol D. Ace says:

    2013 will be an even crazier year for Martial Arts and Meditation shout out from Toronto.

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