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16 May 2019
BJJ

The day Rubens Cobrinha passed Rafa Mendes’s guard to win in Jordan

Rubens Cobrinha contra Rafael Mendes durante campeonato de Jiu Jitsu

Rubens Cobrinha vs. Rafael Mendes (in white). Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

The year was 2008. The event was the Capital Challenge in Amman, the Jordanian capital, organized by black-belt Zaid Mirza.

Many big stars were present, like Fabricio Werdum, Braulio Estima and Caio Terra. But the man who stole the show was Rubens Cobrinha (Alliance), who defeated Rafael Mendes (Atos) with a guard pass.

Watch a brilliant Cobrinha, perhaps at the peak of his BJJ skills, right here:

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