Here’s another great example of that, when Mahamed Aly and Jared Dopp met in the first round of the ultra-heavyweight division.
Mahamed is the current brown belt open class world champion and Jared, a no-gi world champion himself, just returned from a silver-medal campaign at the +99kg division of the 2015 ADCC.
Aly called it the “best no-gi match of his entire career”.
Dopp was not happy with the final outcome.
This was their second encounter in Dallas.
Saturday, in the gi, Dopp beat Mahamed with a last minute takedown (click here to watch).
Watch and see how it played out.