The full potential for speed and pressure of BJJ was illustrated in Nevada last week with the hosting of the Las Vegas No-Gi Open.
Among the strong fighters duking it out in the adults’ black-belt finals, Arnaldo Maidana turned some heads. The Checkmat member took down the super-heavyweight division by beating Daniel Hampton in just a few seconds.
After they studied each other on their feet for a bit, Arnaldo attacked with a precise guillotine. Daniel struggled to get free, but after he got on the ground, there was nothing else available to him but the tap-out. His lights even went out for a moment there, but he was checked on immediately and was fine.
Check out Arnaldo’s merciless guillotine for the gold in the following video.