IBJJF Pro League Final: Romulo vs. Galvao

This past weekend while everyone was glued to the television watching the UFC on FOX 5 there was a much lesser known, but equally impressive martial arts competition going on in Long Beach, California.  The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) held its inaugural Pro League tournament featuring some of the world’s best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors.  For any one with a basic understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the opportunity to watch these guys compete is inspiring.  It is a martial arts chess match.

In one of the more high profile bouts of the tournament Romulo Barral took on Andre Galvao.  Barral is a 3 time BJJ World Champion (Black Belt) as well as a 1 time No Gi World Champion.  Galvao is a 2 time BJJ World Champion (Black Belt) and in 2011 won the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.  As expected, these guys put on a masterful display of BJJ and showed the world why they are two of the best in the sport today.  Check out the full match below, and be sure to take notes.

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