Video: Firas Zahabi Rolls With Legendary Heavyweight Armwrestler Devon Larratt

Best known for his coaching of MMA fighters like Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi is also a respected BJJ black belt. In a recent video, Zahabi takes on legendary heavyweight armwrestler Devon Larratt in a friendly roll at Tristar. Watch video of that roll below.

What we see above is the expected outcome when a massively strong but untrained grappler faces a true BJJ black belt, regardless of size. Zahabi tries his hand at wrestling with Larratt before choosing instead to pull guard directly into a leg entanglement. Once Zahabi is on the mat, Larratt does his best but is truly a fish out of water, as Zahabi is able to secure a pair of relatively easy heel hooks.

Standing at 6’5″ and packed with muscle, Devon Larratt is widely considered the best professional armwrestler of all time. He is currently the number-one ranked armwrestler in the world.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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