Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa takes the back and secures powerful submission over Durinho
BJJ Stars 7 was headlined by a no-gi match between Gilbert “Durinho” Burns and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa. Since starting his professional MMA career in 2012, Durinho has been on a mission to become a UFC welterweight champion. He made it to a title fight with current king of the division Kamaru Usman and has remained active on the jiu-jitsu scene throughout his mixed martial arts journey. Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa has been one of the top ranked grapplers with and without the gi since receiving his black belt in 2015. The Hulk trains with some of the best competitors in the world on a daily basis at Atos Jiu-Jitsu HQ in San Diego under Professor Andre Galvao.
Both athletes came into the match with strong takedown skills, which were put on display early as Durinho nearly took the Hulk down, getting to a rear body lock. Hulk countered beautifully, ending up in the top position. From there Hulk looked to pass the half guard of Durinho. In a transition where Durinho tried to come up to a single leg from the bottom position, Hulk was able to free his leg and spin to Durinho’s back. From there Hulk started to work a mandible strangle which forced Durinho to tap just over hallway through the contest.
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