In the spirit of Bráulio vs Nick Diaz, 5 classic MMA against sport Jiu-Jitsu clashes

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ADCC king Marcelinho Garcia in GRACIEMAG.com archive photo

Star UFC welterweight Nick Diaz is readying his weapons to take a crack at Bráulio “Carcará” Estima in a No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu match next month. The under-82 kg, or 180 lb, bout is the main draw for the 1st World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, an innovative event promoted by fighter and teacher Renzo Gracie coming up May 12 in Long Beach, California.

Getting in the mood for the super showdown, GRACIEMAG.com sifted through the treasure chest and dug up five classic No-Gi matches that pit MMA monsters against beasts of the gi.

Ronaldo Jacaré vs Randy Couture – X-Mission, 2006

Ricardo Arona vs Tito Ortiz – ADCC 2000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCh7WFLg_L4

Mark Kerr vs Leonardo Vieira – ADCC 2000

Javier Vazquez vs Jeff Glover – ADCC Trials 2005

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5mKJCgnjx4

Marcelinho Garcia vs Ricco Rodriguez – ADCC 2005

What about you, what’s your favorite classic match between Jiu-Jitsu and MMA stars? Let us know in the comments field below.

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