Held last Saturday, the latest edition of King of Mats gathered ten middleweight athletes vying for a spot in the final. After matches in the group stage and semifinal stage, Gabriel Arges and Isaque Bahiense went head to head for all the glory at Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Arena.
They both showed respect, but also plenty of will to win. Isaque got an early lead, and in the final minutes he advanced on his opponent’s legs to increase his advantage. However, in a quick play, Gabriel defended against the takedown, taking down his opponent and taking his back, winning by 6-2.
Watch the thrilling match right here: