Media The Day The Ref. gave the victory to BJJ Jorge Pereira, fearing a Riot... #27

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  1. gono btw

    gono btw Rounds...

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    This series 'The Day...' is about 'extraordinary' moments in NHB/Vale Tudo history.

    Today: [Brazilian Vale Tudo Scene]

    Was @ Circuito de Lutas 3, Vale Tudo Tournament [12/09/1995], 2nd Round & Final of the Tournament.

    On the Left: Ebenezer Braga, elite striker, MT Champ, then trained with the Luta Livre Crew, got a submission game there, but had a short career, no time to work on a rather problematic TDD.
    Underrated fighter (he fought SAKU G. in Pride)

    On the right: Jorge Pereira, BJJ Black Belt under Hickson.
    He would later challenge Hughes in WEF & Pele in IVC.

    One of the tragicomic sides of the Vale Tudo scene:

    @ 12mn:



    Sadly, the cameraman got caught off-guard, and we can only watch the end of the beginnin´of a potential brawl at ringside between cornermen/managers...

    Then, out of nowhere, the Ref. decided to give the victory to Pereira who was on top of Braga, iniatiatin´a GNP...

    Even Pereira was like... Glasses.gif

    During the Vale Tudo era in Brazil, crowds were pretty hardcore, always ready-to-riot (see the infamous Henzo vs Eugenio Tadeu one, 2 years later)...
    Many Black Belts at ringside too, with many ongoing feuds...Brutal rivalry between BJJ & Luta Livre...


    Several fights had direct influence from ringside elements...
    Some cases were actually much worse, as we´ll see next time...
     
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    Good shit, love seeing this old vids again
     
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    gono btw Rounds...

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    manboy<3 don't card me bro

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    just being a passive observer with no stake in the game..I always get the impression that Luta Livre guys got screwed whenever I read about Luta Livre vs Gracies ..Why give the GJJ guy a win ? Why not just stop the fight and that's it? if you give one guy the win won't it just make the other side even more angry ? the best thing to do is just to call off the match, no ?

    I feel like the 80s/90s scene had the good guys in Luta Livre crew who wanted a fair fight and the evil faction the Gracies who would break all the rules to get ahead and who had the support of the "establishment"..just what I have observed..
     
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    There was some constant pressure on the Ref. or promotors back then, risks of a potential riot...

    The truth is...when the Vale Tudo event was organized in Rio de Janeiro, them Gracies were the A+++ Side...
    They controlled the rules set, Fight Configuration, quantity of seats allowed to the rivals (crowd was 90% pro-Gracies), and even...the Ref., who more often than not was a Gracie student (them Luta Livre had to insist on a neutral one in the infamous Henzo vs Tadeu...jus´b4 the event)
     
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