|Yeah, I took this pic with my point n' shoot Samsung!|
Instead of focusing on the bad, let's instead talk about all the amazing Jiu Jitsu that we saw. Below is my brief recap along with a handful of my personal amateur photos from one of the best seats in the house (thanks to an all access press cred that allowed me to sit right beside the seated ref).
Kyra Gracie vs. Alexis Davis (no-gi). Despite Alexis' early advantage on Kyra and a decent armbar attempt, this match was all Kyra. Alexis still made a strong showing, but she spent the final minutes of the match defending herself in side control with no way to escape. Great match.
Jeff Glover vs. Caio Terra. This was the match I really wanted to see, and it delivered. All kinds speculation swirled about this match in the days prior, with most predicting Terra as the victor. He's the multi-time World (and Pan) champ, and Glover has a much shorter competition resume, despite having obvious talent and skill. Terra attacked early and held a lead, until the final single minute of play, when Glover flipped the switch and took the back. The crowd went nuts as he pulled of a 10-6 victory by passing and taking the back. It was a thing of beauty.
Braulio Estima vs. Nick Diaz. [Insert profane joke here]