The Jiu-Jitsu Spar between Gui Mendes and Luke Rockhold

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Guilherme Mendes celebrating with his imaginary sword (GRACIEMAG archive photo)

These days, three-time world champion Guilherme Mendes teaches class alongside his brother Rafael in Costa Mesa, California. While training for the 2013 season, Gui Mendes was paid a visit by Luke Rockhold (10w, 1l), the champion of now-defunct MMA promotion Strikeforce, and ended up having a curious and plenty instructive roll.

Note how Luke starts out playing guard and the hipwork he uses to defend the pass.

What do you say, gentle reader? Is there something you learned from this explosive spar between champions of two different styles?

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