Combat jiu jitsu was born over 4 years ago but you could say that it hasn’t lived upto this point.
The really apparent thing was how much this simple form of striking changes the game. Everything has a risk.
Eddie Bravo, the event’s founder was always outspoken on how much one needs to be dangerous from the back, in bjj but also in mma. This competitive modification may have just annulled that a bit – with the addition of striking gravity plays even a bigger hand and the top guy, even in guard has more options.
Pulling guard with strikes allowed comes at a hefty price.
Here’s how the brackets looked to start with:
Nick Pace vs Nick Honstein – Pace via quickest escape in OT
Sidemar Honorio vs JM Holland – Honorio via armbar submission in OT
Sheridan Moran vs Baret Yoshida – Moran via quickest escape in OT
Nathan Trepagnier vs Chad George – George via d’arce
Nick Pace vs Sidemar Honorio – Honorio via knee bar
Sheridan Moran vs Chad George – George via RNC in OT
Sidemar Honorio vs Chad George – George via RNC submission in OT for a total of $5,000
Mikey Zindler vs Vagner Rocha – Rocha via RNC
Jason Hayden vs Rafael Domingos – Hayden via heel hook
Samson Phommabout vs Nathan Orchard – Orchard via RNC
James Gonzalez vs Tyson Griffin – Gonzalez via quickest escape in OT
Jason Hayden vs Vagner Rocha – Rocha via armbar
James Gonzalez vs Nathan Orchard – Orchard via quickest escape time in OT
Vagner Rocha vs Nathan Orchard – Rocha wins by TKO (slaps) for a grand total of $15,000