Monday, 8 June 2009
Roger is 2X Absolute World Champion
Roger Gracie's the big name at the World Championship 2009.
With his win over Romulo Barral with a choke from the mount in the absolute black belt final, he wrote his name into the hall of two-time winners of Jiu-Jitsu's most prestigious category along with Amaury Bitetti (96 and 97), Rodrigo Comprido (99 and 2000), Márcio Pé de Pano (2002 and 2003), Ronaldo Jacaré (2004 and 2005) and Xande Ribeiro (2006 and 2008).
Roger had 9 fights and finished all 9 in the same fashion, pass,mount and choke. (gameplans? worthwhile?:-) )
There are 9 pictures identical to the one above, just each with a different opponent on the receiving end. It's also great to see what are generally considered "basics" being used against the best in the world. How often do you hear,"basics! basics!".
Marcelo Garcia was back on form and won the middle-weight division.
For more results go to www.ibjjf.org and check graciemag.com