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The Merge: KAYNAN DUARTE SLIDE-BY BREAKDOWN

bjj | 02/01/2021

December 11th, 2020 was an exciting day for Jiu Jitsu fans across the globe tuning into "Who's Number One" 5. The highly anticipated main event between Rodolfo Vieira and Kaynan Duarte was a face-off between two of Jiu Jitsu's most dominant grapplers from two different generations. Kaynan executes a flawless slide-by, takes Rodolfo's back, and finishes the fight with a rear naked choke. Michael walks us through the details of Kaynan's slide-by and touches on a few extra adjustments of his own.

To learn more about The Merge, click here. 

About Michael Trasso:

Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.