He would shoot in for a takedown, but I would sprawl or otherwise (immediately) reverse it so that I ended up on top. I was not attempting takedowns, only defending.

The second guy, I did go for a few takedowns after he initiated. I have to admit that defending takedowns takes almost as much energy as free-rolling! I was tired at the end there!

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"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin