In an unthinkable situation for most BJJ tournaments, last weekend two fighters of very distinct ranks stepped on the mat to face each other. On one side, blue-belt Micael Galvão. On the other, black-belt Leandro Rounaud. The match was a part of the Orange League, an event held by Copa Podio.
The match-up stirred up social media, with opinions split right down the middle. In the end, the fight produced an unexpected result: Leading on the scoreboard, the 15-year-old blue-belt performed a beautiful transition and attacked the arm of the black-belt, who recently triumphed at the Manaus Open. Unwilling to tap out, Leandro saw his arm pop, and the referee put an end to the fight.
Watch the decisive play on Fighteria.tv’s Instagram.
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