Many people forget that this high level match happened in the semi finals at 2000 ADCC World Championship in the -99KG Division which was held in Abu Dhabi.
Ricardo Arona won ADCC on 3 occasions without ever having a point scored on him… Let that sink in…
Arona is a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Libório. He also had a highly successful MMA career having faced fighters Fedor Emilianenko, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio “Shogun”, Murilo “Ninja”, mostly in the legendary Pride FC promotion
His nickname was “Brazilian Tiger”.
Tito Ortiz is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion..
Check out the great match up: