Video: The flying armbar that worked at the Salvador Open

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Held last month, the Salvador International Fall Open was the season’s last tournament on Brazilian soil where fighters could score points towards the IBJJF rankings before the World Championship. With names like Claudio Calasans and Tayane Porfírio competing, one little-known featherweight stole the scene.

Henrique Gomes (ZR Team) attacked fast to secure a win over Caio Rigante (Alliance) in the featherweight final. Just a bit over ten seconds after the start, he gripped a sleeve and performed a beautiful flying armbar. Caio resisted for almost two minutes, trying to free himself, but the continuous adjustment paid off, and Henrique forced the tapout. Watch it here:

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