Jiu-Jitsu is truly known for being the martial that favorizes the smaller, weaker practitioner against the bigger one… We have seen so many times the David vs Goliath match ups. Examples that come to mind at the highest level are Rooster weight Caio Terra winning an IBJJJF tournament open class where he defeated the Ultra Heavy Bruno Bastos in the final. Another example is Rooster weight Bruno Malfacine also winning the open class at IBJJF Atlanta open where he defeated the high level super heavyweight Guybson Sa (who himself defeated in the past Buchecha and Rodolfo Vieira).
Other notable examples:
But what about when a 52 kg Brown belt world medalist faces a 180kg white belt with 1 year experience in BJJ?
Brown belt Yosuke Saruta wanted to test himself and he did so by facing ‘Big Joe’, a huge American who lives and trains in Japan. Yosuke has an amazing combat sports pedigree, being also a former One FC champion.
Let’s see what happens: