If you didn’t catch ADCC 2011, you missed a spectacular weekend of matches. One of the most talked-about matches of the weekend was the following showdown between UFC fighter Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares and ADCC veteran David Avellan.
Rousimar’s strangeness during competition is already well documented – check out his UFC fights with Nate Marquardt and Dan Miller. However, so is his apparent hatred of other people’s legs (6 of his 9 MMA submission victories are by way of leg lock).
He continues his streak of bizarre behavior in this match, when he slaps Avellan at 0:38, and then again after the referee stands them up at 2:13. Fast forward to 3:25, and the ref amazingly restarts the competitors in the middle of the mat – with Avellan in a heel hook! The ensuing tendon-snapping madness is not for the faint of heart.
You have been warned.