Text by Oliver Geddes
To say that a single fight could define a competition would be to a do a disservice to every competitor whose sweat and blood stained the mats along the paths to their own medals and stories.
That said, if there was one fight that defined the 2014 IBJJF Copenhagen International Open, it would have been the clash of Braulio Estima and Alan ‘FinFou’ de Nascimento in the medium heavyweight final.
Two huge names of the sport took to the mat in a hall filled with their respective supporters and for just a few minutes, there was near-silence as all eyes turned to one area of the arena floor.
Watch the match and experience the atmosphere yourself here: