Bernardo Faria: ‘When There Are No Points, It Makes It Much Harder To Get A Submission’

Opinions come in many forms, and it is the same when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Some people believe the point-based Jiu-Jitsu gives a fighter more chances to defeat his or her opponent. The incentive comes from the points awarded in regards to a submission move, like proper mounting or sweeping.

For example, if your sweep does not get too many points, this could propel a fighter to change his or her technique. This might improve the fight in a matter of seconds. One of the people who support this theory is Bernardo Faria.

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But there is another type of tournament to consider that is also popular. Bernardo Faria on why submission only tournament is, in his perspective, a match up that is harder to win. This happens because the fighters are not given an opportunity to change their techniques as they fight. He believes that his theory is correct because he’s observed more submissions in point-based tournaments than submission-based ones.

 

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