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Marcelo Garcia vs Rafael Lovato Jr part 5

X Guard Sweep:


Once in the full X Guard they reach a kind of stalemate, with Rafael kneeling his left knee on the mat and posting with his left arm for stability, with Marcelo unable to secure the arm to get the sweep. After extensive grip fighting Marcelo eventually gives up on securing an arm, and grabs Rafael’s far collar and explosively stands up to sweep, keeping Rafael’s leg over his shoulder, ending up inside Rafael’s closed guard.

De La Riva guard:


Marcelo stands, ready to break the guard, and Rafael decides to open his guard, choosing to play his open guard game. Rafael works in his left De La Riva hook, threatening the sweep.


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