In a rematch of family honour, Joao Assis (Checkmatt) defeated the legendary Grappler Saulo Ribeiro (University of BJJ). Joao recently came off of a huge win recently over Saulos brother Xande and Grapplers Quest 32 Man tournament where he was crowned the worlds top Grappler. It was at that event where Saulo Ribeiro, told promoter Brian Cimins he wanted to come out of retirement to face Joao.
The match went down at the Grapplers Quest Inaugral event in Canada in London Ontario. Joao defeated Saulo with a takedown close to the end of the very strategic match which saw both competitors exchanging takedown attempts throughout the battle.
Photos by:Vernon Anthony Kee