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Selected Finals Results
In order of increasing weight classes:
- Gui Mendes (Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeats Baret Yoshida by a gi choke he set up from north-south.
Mendes (white gi) working to open Yoshida’s guard.
- Eduardo Ramos (Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeats Bruno Frazatto (CheckMat) on points.
Frazatto (top) fell victim to Ramos’ point scoring and lost the chance to head to Abu Dhabi.
- Gilbert “Durinho” Burns (Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeats Jonatas Novaes “Tagarela”.
Burns (on top) did not have an easy go of it against Tagarela, who is known for being a master of taking the back.
- Rodrigo Caporal (Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeats Rodrigo Freitas (Gracie Barra).
Atos’ Caporal (left) was on the offensive against Freitas for most of the match.
- Claudio Calasans (Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeats Lucas Leite.
The heavy jiu-jitsu from Calasans (on top) was enough to stymie Leite’s tricks from underneath.
- Andre Galvao (Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeats Clark Gracie by referee decision after a 0-0 tie with no advantages.
Gracie was pressuring from the bottom but in the end the win went to Galvao.
- Vitor Toledo defeats Marcel Louzado
- Marco Machado defeats Mateus Castaldino.
- Marchus “Buchecha” Almeida defeats Fabiano “Pega Leve” Scherner by points. Buchecha had taken Scherner’s back and was near a collar choke as time expired.
Buchecha was able to manipulate Scherner (blue gi) despite what must have been a 50 pound weight difference.
- Antonio Braga Neto defeated Joao Assis by gi choke after taking Assis’ back.
Joao Assis (underneath) started off the match in open guard but Braga Neto pressured, passed, took Assis’ back, and secured the collar choke.
- Antonio Braga Neto defeated Andre Galvao by points 8-0 after taking Galvao’s back, and then getting the mount to win the absolute division.
Braga Neto (on top) puts Galvao in a place you rarely see him.
- Penny Thomas defeated her opponent by two advantage points.
Penny Thomas in the white gi working for the mount.