Only Royce accepted the challenge, demanding special conditions for the fight, like having no point scoring and no time limit, thus making the fight only winnable by submission. With renowned Hélio Vigio as the referee, the bout took place in December 1998, and was won by Ismail after four minutes and fifty three seconds, choking Gracie unconscious with the Relógio (also known as clock choke or koshi-jime), a move that has been associated with Wallid ever since. After the match, Royce’s side tried to negotiate a rematch, but according to Ismail, they withdrew from the proposition after several months

BJJ Match Study: Wallid Ismail Royce Gracie Exhibition

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