It was an all out war.
For six minutes, the current two best Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world battled for the 2014 WPJJC black belt open class belt and the $30,000 prize.
Rodolfo Vieira started out hotter, getting top position and working his well known pressure to pass and mount.
He almost made it, but Marcus Almeida also had some tricks up his sleeve.
Buchecha defended well until he saw the opportunity to come out of the bad position and managed the sweep that got him his second win n a row in Abu Dhabi.
“It was one of the best moments of my whole life! I have no words to describe the feeling of wining both my division and the open class at the World Pro,” wrote Buchecha on his Facebook page.
Still not completely at peace with the referee’s decision to award the match-deciding two points for Buchecha, Rodolfo also wrote about the match on his Facebook account: “I gave my bet, but still wasn’t enough. God knows what He is doing and I have faith in Him. Everything happens for a reason.”
Time to watch it again.