2008 Pan-Ams of No-Gi Results

As you know I was not able to make it to New York City for today’s 2008 Pan-Ams of No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While it’s good that the United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation is expanding out of its regular tournament venues here in Southern California, it means I can’t be there in person to report on things for you!

However, luckily The FightWorks Podcast has great friends and family members of Mighty 600,000 we can count on for help.

Andrew Correa is a big friend of The FightWorks Podcast and has been so since I was a blue belt a long time ago in Northern Virginia before our show was even born. He now runs JiuJitsu Now and is a referee at most IBJJF and USJJF events.


  • Roberto “Tussa” Camargo taps Leo Dalla at the BJJ No-Gi Pan-Ams in NYC
  • Roberto “Tussa” Alencar loses on points to Barra’s Braulio Estima 6-0
  • Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Alliance) defeats Daniel Aguiar (Renzo Gracie) by rear naked choke; the score was 0-0
  • Fabiana Borges wins the female black belt pena division, beat her opponent by 3 points
  • Alliance’s Lucas Lepri beaten by Gracie Barra’s Marcelo Azevedo
  • Gracie Barra’s Roberto “Tussa” Alencar defeated by Alliance’s Tarsis Humphries in a hotly debated match
  • Rolles Gracie defeats Daniel Tavares by rear naked choke
  • Rolles Gracie defeats Lucas Lepri by 4 advantage points
  • Pablo Popovitch defeats Tarsys Humphreys by a score of 2-0 to win the gold medal in middle heavyweight!
  • Lloyd Irvin’s Jered Weiner defeats Alliance’s Babs Olusanmokun on points with a takedown.
  • Renan Borges (Brazilian Top Team Boston) won the adult black belt pena division
  • Edson Diniz won both his weight class and open class of the black belt masters division
  • Andrew Smith (BJJ Revolution) won the absolute division for brown belt masters
  • Dan Simmler (Serra BJJ) won the brown belt adult absolute division
  • Team Renzo Gracie came in first place in team results, followed by Alliance (second place) and American Top Team (third place)!

I’ll continue to update this page throughout the day until I hear from Andrew that things have finished up back east. In the meantime I’ll sit here preparing tomorrow’s episode of the show, which will include Robert Drysdale (Brasa) and Flavio Almeida (Gracie Barra)!


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