Watch Rafael Lovato Jr. in submission-only match against much lighter opponent

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At the kids-only Jiu-Jitsu seminar at GMA Savarese BJJ Academy led by Rafael Lovato Jr., the American black belt world champion decided to take on a superfight. His opponent was Ava, a fearless grey and white belt enrolled in the kids program under Sean Bermudez. She will be nine years old this Wednesday and has already placed in three tournaments, earning gold in two. A year of training shows talent and vivaciousness that leads to this exciting match.

The two squared off and despite the size difference, Ava accomplished a takedown. Rafael defends well while on the ground but runs into some trouble. The match ends with a mysterious cliffhanger. Did he tap? What do you think?

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