Jorge Masvidal and Anthony Pettis seemed to enjoy themselves as they battled to a draw last night in a charity jiu-jitsu in the Penascola Bay Center.
It’s not too much of a stretch to say that each man is preparing for the biggest fight of their respective careers next time around, with Pettis set to take on Nate Diaz at UFC 241 and Masvidal scheduled to battle Ben Askren at UFC 239.
That’s what made their participation in last night’s show that bit more refreshing. It was an event that also included the UFC middleweight Yoel Romero – who submitted the comparatively massive Chris ‘Huggy Bear’ Barnett with relative ease in the night’s co-main event.
Overall, it was a fun match but not one that saw either man strain themselves too much, understandably so.
Pettis was his usual dynamic self as he tried to wrap up the veteran Masvidal in flying gullotines and rolling leg-locks, while Jorge used his experience to remain relatively safe and in control for the bout’s run-time.
Watch their ten-minute grappling exhibition in full below: