The Matt Serra vs. Jean Jacques Machado match at ADCC 2001 is a riveting and technical fight that showcases the cerebral aspect of combat sports. The technique, execution and awareness of both combatants is a credit to their coaches and training staff. Move and counter-move by each fighter flows seamlessly, with each one trying to think several moves ahead of their opponent.
Purists of fight sports see more than the possible blood and violence in these matches. They anticipate and learn from the chess-like aspect of these combat sports, where fighters in their physical prime must use their mind to out-think their opponent.