Videos: Actor Tom Hardy quietly joins back-to-back BJJ events, submits all opponents again

Tom Hardy won gold in a jiu-jitsu match last August. Less than a month later, he did it again.

After winning both in gi and no gi last month, the famed actor quietly entered another event in England this past weekend, when he registered for the 2022 UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open. Hardy joined the Blue Belt Masters 3 division (for those over 40) weighing 82.3 kg.

Just two days after his 45th birthday, he won gold again.

Hardy’s division had a total of five entrants, while three others received a “bye” in the draws and automatically advanced to the semi-finals. This meant that the three other competitors only needed two wins to take gold, while the 45-year-old actor needed three.

That extra match didn’t seem to bother him much, as Hardy defeated all three opponents to take home another gold medal. The actor defeated Krzysztof Golinski, Gavin Marsh and Andy Leatherland, surrendering all three impressively and without scoring a single point against him.

Check out his last two matches below, where he choked a bow and arrow in the semi-finals, and a straight footstep in the final to win gold:

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With two events in less than a month, Hardy was able to take three golds after seven matches and seven submission wins.

Reportedly, Hardy began training sporadically after his role in the 2011 MMA movie Warrior, before taking it more seriously in recent years. He currently holds a blue belt with four stripes in jiu-jitsu, but after his recent success in real-life competition, we could see The Dark Knight Rises and Peaky Blinders stars being promoted to purple belt soon.

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The actor currently has several upcoming projects in the pipeline, including starring roles in the third installment of Venom and the Netflix film Havoc.

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