Video: the guillotine that put a UFC athlete to sleep at the No-Gi Brazilian Nationals

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Thiago Abreu’s guillotine. IBJJF

The Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship, held last weekend in Rio, marked UFC bantamweight Rani Yahya’s return to BJJ competition.

Yahya, whose stellar career includes an ADCC title from ten years ago, made it to the lightweight final, where he came across Thiago “Baiano” Abreu of Checkmat.

Yahya attacked first with a single-leg. Thiago responded with an upright guillotine, later taking it to the ground. After Thiago spun, Yahya passed out. Referee Rodrigo Totti checked on Yahya and put an end to the match, just under one minute in.

You can see the action play out in this video.


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