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Wednesday, 04/11/2012, 10:22 am

Nick Diaz Faces Braulio Estima In BJJ Superfight

By Lynn Mitchell:
BJJ Superfight: UFC Fighter & a black belt under Cesar Gracie – Nick Diaz of Gracie Fighter vs a black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. – Braulio Estima of Gracie Barra.

This will mark the launch of WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO on May 12, 2012 the highoctane home of all things Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sports. This event brings together the largest and most influential Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu network of blackbelts, champions, students, brands, media, and decision makers.

The fans are anxious to see Nick Diaz who fights inside the octagon at welterweight(170 lbs) and Braulio Estima who fights on the mat at medium heavy(194.5 lbs). The two agreed to meet at a catch weight of 180 lbs.

Diaz hasn’t competed in a BJJ match in two years but has never been submitted while Estima has an impressive record in BJJ competitions.

Here’s their record now fire away!!!!

Nick Diaz’s stats in MMA:
26 Wins 13 KO/TKO
8 Submissions
5 Decisions

8 Losses 2 KO/TKO
6 Decisions

Braulio Estima’s stats in BJJ:
3x Jiu Jitsu World Champion (2004, 2006, 2009)
2x 2009 ADCC Champion (Weight and Absolute)
3x European Champion (2007, 2009, 2011)
2x World Silver Medalist (2005, 2008)
Pan American Champion (2002 purple, 2003, brown, 2006)
2007 ADCC Silver Medalist


27 Responses to “Nick Diaz Faces Braulio Estima In BJJ Superfight”

  1. Chartmonster says:

    Braulio for the win!

  2. squid says:

    damn this is gonna be sick! nicks a beast but braulio’s gonna take this

  3. all blacks says:

    can’t find his bjj record (only mma and boxing). anybody know it?

  4. Mike says:

    This is going to be a walk in the park for braulio! At least Diaz might get a chance of redemption when estima turns Mma pro later in the year!

  5. alan says:

    Will Diaz get taped? Hmm IDK. He has never been taped but there is always a first for everything. Braulio is a beast in this game. Maybe we will see them in an mma bout in a couple of years..

  6. Steven says:

    Thats irrelevant to have their completely different records compared

  7. Matt says:

    I love Diaz, but I really don’t see him beating Estima in a BJJ match. Diaz has great BJJ for an MMA fighter, but Estima is just in another league. Estima by decision.

  8. Eric says:

    HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIII….t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. THOM BJJ says:

    Diaz is great but Braulio is on a different level (yes chart, i think nick will lose).. still though, i think it’ll be closer than people think.. if Diaz wins this then he is without a doubt the best BJJ fighter in the UFC next to Palhares.. If not.. well he’s still pretty damn good :)

  10. Dick Diaz says:

    i’ll be very surprised if diaz wins…

  11. Scotty says:

    This just proves Nick cant stay away from competition.. Its in his nature to compete, reason i think he will be back fighting after everything gets squared away with the commission.. Now, his match with Braulio, I think he will lose.. This is what Braulio does and is VERY good at it.. Diaz is good himself at JJ but not the level Braulio is at.. Fighting would be a whole different story though!

  12. DMAC says:

    I gotta go with Nick and he’ll be super blown in process. LoL

  13. Yes, i want to hear Diaz or his trainers excuse now. That is a tremendous challenge. But i have my money on Braulio Estima

  14. BigBrainMMA says:

    Diaz is a Mixed Martial Artist not a full time BJJ player he shouldn’t win. But I bet he gives Braulio all he can handle and then some.

  15. Rob says:

    He just warmed up today with Renzo & Andre!

  16. Heath says:

    just goes to show what the BJJ world thinks of Nick’s BJJ game when they give him an opponant like this… Dont be surprised if he wins.. This guy wants to compete against the best in the world in everything he does. Props to him for accepting the challenge and truely testing himself against THE BEST… Will he win, who knows.. But if he does its gonna be hard to deny he is one of the best BJJ practisioners in the world..I think it
    will be a great match..

  17. The Count says:

    If Nick Diaz pulls this off (provided he doesn’t get caught up in a neg test result) he truly is one of the best fighters today.

    Haven’t seen Estima but with all of those championships in BJJ this will go down as one crazy superfight for the ages!!

  18. I’ve been waiting to see if Nick can hang with the best BJJ guys in the world.

  19. jpeters says:

    Nick vs BJ in a bjj match! I’ve got BJ!!!

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