Last Saturday night, on the undercard of UFC Sao Paulo, all-action MMA veteran Ben Saunders came up short to BJJ whiz Sergio Moraes, tapping to a choke in the second round of their welterweight contest.
After the fight, Ben Saunders asked Sergio Moraes to teach him the techniques he used to tap him out, and Moraes happily agreed. If that’s not sportsmanship, I don’t know what is.
See the pair review some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques in the video above, captured by coach Andre Dida.
With his submission defeat of Ben Saunders, the BJJ blackbelt Sergio Moraes moved onto a two-fight win-streak, having also recently defeated Tim Means by split decision. His last loss occurred in September of 2017, when he was knocked out by top welterweight contender Kamaru Usman. Moraes, who is now a strong 14-3-1 overall, expressed interest in fighting fellow BJJ wizard Demian Maia post-fight.
Ben Saunders, meanwhile, returns to the loss column after a TKO defeat of former welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger. This stoppage defeat of Ellenberger was preceded by losses to Alan Jouban and Peter Sobotta. Saunders is now 22-10-2 overall.
What do you think of this awesome display of sportsmanship between Ben Saunders and Sergio Moraes?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/24/2018.