Saturday, August 17, 2013

O.G. - Original Grappler of the Day - Nino Schembri

Nino is one of those guys that has been competing in Jiu-Jitsu, grappling, and the sport of MMA for years.
His MMA career spanned 7 years, and he's one of the only Brazilians to hold a notable win over Kazushi Sakuraba, the famed "Gracie Hunter".

He's popped up again recently in highly entertaining bouts with the likes of Bill Cooper at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo.

I love watching him compete, and despite being 39 years old, he's still putting it on the line, competing against younger guys and even doing the absolute.

Here is Nino at the 2000 Mundials against none other than Terrere:

Fast forward something like 13 years and he's competing still:


Nino vs Unknown at the 2013 San Francisco Open:
Nino vs Yuri Simoes at the 2013 Las Vegas Open:
Rolled Up Episode 9 feat. Nino:
Nino vs Kazushi Sakuraba:

Rolled Up Episode 8 feat. Nino Schembri:

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