Honório’s stunning comeback vs. Meregali at the Brazilian Nationals

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Honório after his exhausting win over Nicholas Meregali. IBJJF

Victor Honório (Qatar BJJ), the runner-up to the men’s absolute title at the 2018 Brazilian Nationals, missed the final due to a health problem — but that doesn’t mean he didn’t leave his mark.

Last Saturday the ultra-heavyweight, born in Rio de Janeiro but residing in Doha, fought four times — the last, against sitting heavyweight world champion Nicholas Meregali. The duel was not an easy one for Honório, but toward the end he left everything he had on the mat, to great effect.

Trailing by two points, he made his move: with a quick takedown, Honório tied the point count, but now he was still down an advantage. To snag the win, he then opened Meregali’s closed guard and took a beautiful leap to start the guard pass, and then fought with another jump after getting tangled up, concluding his arrival on the side and scoring three points.

Watch it here, and get inspired to pass acrobatically this week.

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