2009 Pan-Ams Womens Absolute Division Details

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Christy Thomas armbars Michelle Nicolini in the womens black / brown belt absolute division at the 2009 BJJ Pan-Ams.

I was unable to stay long enough to get the details of how the absolute division for the black / brown belt females on Sunday, but with major help from Alicia Anthony, BJJ’s best photographer we now bring you some information about how things went down!

  • Gabrielle Garcia (Alliance) defeats Jacqueline Andrade (Team Mica)
  • Michelle Nicolini (Drysdale JJ) defeats Fabiana Borges (Gracie Barra) via triangle choke to armbar
  • Katie Weilbacher (Alliance) defeats Luka Dias (Gracie Humaita) on points
  • Ana Laura Cordeiro defeats Penny Thomas (Gracie Humaita)
  • Michelle Nicolini defeats Katie Weilbacher on points
  • Gabrielle Garcie chokes Valerie Worthington
  • Christy Thomas (Relson Gracie) armbars Michelle Nicolini
  • Ana Laura Cordeiro defeats Sophia McDermott (Machado Jiu-Jitsu) on points
  • Ana Laura Cordeiro beats Gabrielle Garcia on points
  • Ana Laura Cordeiro defeats Christy Thomas on points to become the 2009 womens black / brown belt absolute division champion!

Gracie Barra’s Ana Laura Cordeiro has been invincible. Her accomplishments include first place in the 2008 BJJ Mundials, first place in the 2008 BJJ Pan-Ams, first place in the 2008 No-Gi World Championships, and many others. Anyone want to place bets on whether she gets her black belt this year at the Mundials if she wins again? How could she not!

One thought on “2009 Pan-Ams Womens Absolute Division Details”

  1. Caleb, It was nice seeing you again. Thanks for your support of the sport and on staying to cover the action … even if you couldn’t stay until 10 pm!! :) See you soon.

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