Renzo Gracie and Chael Sonnen win superfights


Besides the finals and the absolute contests of the ADCC Worlds championship, two veterans’ super fights were held as well. In the first one, Renzo Gracie squared off against Sanae Kikuta in a repeat of their grueling 1998 encounter.

Renzo shot for takedowns while Kikuta seemed intent on exploiting mistakes. The fight played out almost entirely on the feet, with grip-trading as the fighters sought a way in. When all was said and done, Renzo had been declared the winner by 1-0 in penalties

The following superlight pitted Leozinho Vieira against Chael Sonnen. Confident in his guard, Leo played on his back as Sonnen made guard-passing attempts. The fight proceeded this way throughout both overtime periods, and Chael Sonnen was deemed the winner by decision.

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Last modified: November 9, 2017

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