Rickson Gracie’s 1988 fight against Hugo Duarte on the beach in Rio has become legendary, not only because it was one of the classic BJJ vs. Luta Libre ‘encounters’, but also because Rorian Gracie featured a highly edited version of the fight on the Gracie in Action tapes. For years, Luta Livre fighters and fans claimed that Rorian edited out sections of the tape that show Duarte doing well in the fight.
Now, this unedited version of the fight has appeared and you can finally judge for yourself. While most of the fight is blocked by the crowd, it is interesting for historical purposes. Enjoy.
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