Non-Brazilian ADCC Champions and Kareem Barkalaev story

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  1. No1 Stunna

    No1 Stunna Banned Banned

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    1998 99kg+ Ricco Rodriguez USA - HS wrestler and Machado student

    1999 88kg Kareem Barkalaev - Russian Judo/wrestling, mysterious guy was a bad mofo and who knows how differently things could have turned out for him. After Jose Pele Landi Jons KTFO Matt Hughes he faced Barkalaev who showed great grappling skill and totally dominated Pele, he literally couldn't do shit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U0bUhB8Ywg

    Barkalaev and Arona were rough tying up in ADCC, slapping each other on the tie up, etc. Barkalaev flipped and charged tried to streetfight Arona on the mats.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__DnL145zU4

    He was the judo instructor at Abu Dhabi and therefore in a round about way representing the Sheikh and the Sheikh was offended. Kareem was actually escorted off the mats by the Sheikh's armed security. FCF interviewed him and he talked about being blindfolded, handcuffed, and taken prisoner for a few days. Said he'd never go back there. http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Karimula-Barkalaev-1836 his mma record

    Rumors now that he lives in the middle of nowhere Russia now, hours away from places to train.

    1999 - Monson and Kerr were champs.

    2000 - Mark Kerr

    2001 - Sanae Kikuta Japan for 88kg, runs the Grabaka gym in Tokyo and trains many of Japans top fighters

    2001 99kg+ - Mark Robinson South Africa???????? I read he was a Judo/wrestler/sumo guy and I assume he won on points, this one was a shocker.

    2003 99kg+ Norweigan John-Olav Einemo, 6'6 bjj black belt and beat Roger Gracie, don't know much about him, need to youtube him
    mma - http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/John-Olav-Einemo-2873

    2005 - Monson (he's 'merican and damn proud of it lol)

    2007 - Drysdale (Brazilian born, we will count him as American)

    2011 - Lister

    I would say we will see more Americans and Europeans if you could really make money doing bjj, however I figure most top bjj talents will turn to mma to chase money. The laid back Brazilians will probably continue to dominate.
     
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    left out that he was first guy to finish Pele
     
  3. robotsonic

    robotsonic Brown Belt

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    Arona should've been held responsible for the incident with Barkalaev. Absolutely no attempt to tie up with him, it was just a straight slap to the face.
     
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    traficante White Belt

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    After watching the video I'm left with the same impression. Also it's funny how the portugese comments in youtube say Barkalaev was saved from being killed by Arona, too bad they broke em up it would definently have been a fight worth watching
     
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    Lister also won in '03, no?
     
  6. MadSquabbles500

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    So Barkalaev is a Russian Judo/sambo guy who was beating BJJ guys at grappling ? ? ? Awesome to hear. What about Sanae Kikuta? Is he a judoka too?

    Oh nevermind I just watched the vids
     
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    strange enough in one of his fights (I believe against Yvel) he was presented as a Ushu Sanda practitioner
     
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    Kikuta definitely had a Judo background, I don't know if he had some Shooto and Jiu Jitsu mixed in too or not. I don't remember a thing about his ADCC run, all I remember is him getting subbed by Renzo in a horribly long and boring MMA match.

    Barkalaev defeated the following competitors at ADCC: Carlos Lopez (?) by decision, Toby Imada (Judo) by sub, Igor Yakimov (Sambo) y sub. That was all in '98, where he lost to Rodrigo Gracie in the finals by decision after 30 minutes. Then in '99 he won his division -88kg, defeating: Renato Verissimo (BJJ) by decision, Amaury Bitetti (BJJ) by decision, Egan Inoue (BJJ) by decision, and then in the finals he beat Alexander Savko (wrestling) by decision. In 2000 he beat Nino Schembri in the opening round and got DQ'ed against Arona in the next one. Arona took gold that year.
     
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    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    just saw the fight between karimula and pele, holy crap thats a tough dude...
     
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    Didn't know he had such an impressive run. Too bad he stopped competing
    I think about a year ago I saw thread in another forum called somthing like "Find Barkalaev campaign" :D
    But seeing his temper he's probably locked up in jail somewhere :D
     
  11. Marimbondo

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    Jon Olav Einemo was horrible in his UFC run, his gas tank was unexistent. And this Karimula Barkalaev dude is scary, ditch the whatever "happened to Arona" business, this guy is more worth looking for than Arona and his wonderful life in the beach. According to his sherdog page he is from Dagestan, the birthplace of badasses.
     
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    I wish more fighters from other grappling arts fighted in ADCC, nowdays we only have BJJ based fighters in there. Iran, Dagestan, Chechnya have such a strong grappling culture but we don't see many of them in submission grappling events.
     
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    Do the folk wrestling from those places include matwork?
     
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    I was wondering if they have some sort of trials or they even invite some of the guys from different styles from those regions... with the ADCC rules, im sure they will be doing very well....
     
  15. tap21

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    Rustam Chsiev is in ADCC this year (North Ossetian iirc).
     
  16. tap21

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    Yeah Lister's '03 absolute win is the biggest non-Brazilian victory since the days of Kerr.
     
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    We were very lucky to have him come by our club in Salt Lake a few years ago. I asked him a few questions about techniques. I would characterize his responses as those of a really good all around no-gi grappler. This was obviously years after his ADCC win.
     
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    "2007 - Drysdale (Brazilian born, we will count him as American)"

    Born in Utah, raised in Brazil.
     

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