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New Breakdown: Rickson Gracie vs. Yoshinori Nishi

July 9, 2012

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Soon after the UFC exploded onto the seen in 1993, the Japanese created their own 8-man single elimination tournament called 'Vale Tudo 94,' and they invited Rickson to participate. In his first match, Rickson faced Yoshinori Nishi, a reputable Japanese fighter. In this Bonus Breakdown, Ryron and Rener analyze every move from Rickson's shockingly fast clinch entry to his perfectly timed half guard pass which lead to the inevitable Mata Leao finish. As you watch, pay particularly close attention to the exceptional control and composure Rickson maintains throughout the fight.

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Learning the techniques is one thing, understanding precisely how they are applied in a real fight is another. To help you make the connections, every week, Ryron and Rener will be uploading a new Gracie Breakdown or Narrated Sparring video to Gracie University for instant access on your computer or mobile device. To access this ever-growing library of essential instructional videos, click here.

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