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Russian BJJ Black Belt Who Defeated Khabib Nurmagomedov Grapples a Lioness

Russian BJJ Black Belt Who Defeated Khabib Nurmagomedov Grapples a Lioness

Leonid Gatovskiy (first Russian BJJ Black Belt and leader Lion Baza club Russia) famously defeated Khabib in a grappling match in 2009.

Leonid is actually a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie:

Be sure sure to check out our interview with Leonid HERE

Their grappling match:

There have been various Grapplers who have tested themselves by grappling wild animals. Khabib Nurmagomedov himself wrestled with a bear cub when he was growing up. Another Dagestan UFC, Zabit Magomedsharipov also sparred with a goat:

Zabit MagomedSharipov Spars with a Goat To Keep His Skills Sharp

So this was normal for Leonid Gatovskiy to try grappling with a lioness! Leonid (name’s origin comes from Lion) has after all named his BJJ academy: Lion baza BJJ.

Check this out, the Lioness was not messing around!

 

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