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Completed · May 1, 2021

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Pat Downey Hurls Opponent Overhead from Half Guard

May 3, 2021

Standing up from half guard with a body lock, Downey hit an arcing throw on his opponent that put him directly into side control. A very unique method of passing the guard! Luckily ADCC World Championships promoter Mo Jassim was watching and he reached out to the ADCC head judge to determine how it would be scored under ADCC rules. The verdict: 

“It would be a guard pass. If Pat’s opponent had just one foot on the floor when he was lifted for more than three seconds it would have been a clean takedown for four points.”

Video courtesy of Vagner Rocha Martial Arts / See Media