Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Leandro Lo vs Erberth Santos - Curitiba Fall 2017 Open (deep kneebar)

Tough match. Leandro dives on a foot and gets the kneebar counter from Erberth Santos. I don't even want to imagine what it feels like to have Erberth tuck your knee behind his armpit for the prime kneebar position leverage. Jesus. Leandro pulls out the win here but damn. Gotta wonder how many times Leandro will beat him before Erberth has his day. Especially with Worlds coming up. I remember at Copa Podio (with significantly shorter match times) Leandro quickly secured the back off a pass attempt and while Leandro is now bigger than before, Erberth has faced Leandro a number of times since then and really seems to have lost any tentativeness he might have shown at times early on when facing Lo. I can't wait to see them face one another at Worlds with the Gi portion of the sport's biggest title on the line.
Despite the specter of steroids and the like, it's still a great time to be a Jiu-Jitsu fan.

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