More Confident Than Ever: Patrick Gaudio, The Lion Of GF Team

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Patrick Gaudio is the man of the moment. After beating two legends of jiu-jitsu in Romulo Barral and Claudio Calasans, the GF Team black belt is riding a high on the competition scene. 

To further stake out his place among the top names in the sport, Gaudio will compete for gold and the prize money at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Los Angeles on September 23. 

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​Gaudio cranks on Romulo Barral's foot. Photo: Chase Smith / FloGrappling 

With a World Championships silver medal in his collection and a recent win at the San Diego Pro, Gaudio is riding a wave he hopes will carry through to the Grand Slam. 

Every championship that passes, I feel better. And every year that passes, I feel more confident. I believe I'm evolving and that my will to win is only getting stronger. I always try to train as much as possible, and I think the results will come. It is only a matter of time.
At the Grand Slam in Los Angeles Gaudio will compete in the -94kg division. About his opponents? He doesn't care: "There are various tough guys. You look to your side and just see lions, so you end up becoming one too. I'm ready."  

Since he won gold at the 2017 Pan, Patrick has shown constant development in his takedown game, the result of a hope to hope to fight the ADCC.

I always try to improve in every aspect: whether passing guard, playing guard or taking them down. From training everything so much, I think that is flowing in my fights and that makes me very happy to know that the results are showing

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