A seasoned wrestler who’s long been making the rounds at the ADCC and other No-Gi tournaments, Jeff Monson, 41, is still a force to be reckoned with in MMA.
The American Top Team Jiu-Jitsu black belt has been on a roll in MMA in 2012. Since suffering a decision loss at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko at Russian event M-1 Global in November of last year, the American hasn’t lost once in 2012.
He’s had six fights this year, five of them wins and one a draw—and major kudos to him for the north-south choke on Alexander Emelianenko, Fedor’s brother, last November 15 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Monson’s latest win came this Saturday at South Korean event Road FC, where he beat hometown fighter Dong Gook Kang by judges’ decision.
As a tribute to the “Snowman”, GRACIEMAG.com dug up this video of him against former UFC multi-divisional title challenger Kenny Florian at a 2002 Grapplers Quest.