This Sunday was a special day for two BJJ atletes. José Aldo Jr., a Nova União black-belt and former UFC champion, was invited to do a special match during the 4th SJJSAF South American Championship, under the organization led by black-belt Cleiber Maia.
Jonathan Pitbull, a purple-belt at Nova União who has Down syndrome, was Aldo’s opponent. There was a full house waiting to see the MMA star in the gi at the Grajaú Country Club.
The bout was characterized by Jonathan’s pressure in attacks, with a nice takedown applied right at the start, and eventually the decisive armbar. You can enjoy the fight in this video.