Jiu-jitsu matches may be brutal. One worried canine felt the same way and decided to take action.
Audiences were treated to a four-legged interference call recently at the Campeonato Nacional Open, which was hosted by the Liga Chilena de Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the city of Valparaiso, when a dog marched into the stadium and charged directly at two participants fighting on the mat.
In the now-viral video, the enormous black dog approaches the couple and then sleeps directly on top of the man wearing the white gi, as if shielding him from harm.
From the stands, Francisca Silueta captured the scene on video: