Weekend Recap: Results from IBJJF Events in Denver, San Antonio & Brasilia

Here are the key results from three IBJJF events over the weekend. For a recap of the Fight 2 Win 95 click here

Denver: Mario Andre wins double gold

Marcio Andre won the lightweight division with two submissions in two matches and had to go through two tough Atos black belts to win absolute gold in Denver. He beat newly promoted medium-heavyweight Dominque Bell before going on to out-score Michael Liera Jr in the final for absolute gold. 

Take a look at the lightweight sweeping big Dom Bell in this clip: 


Adult / Male / Black / Light

1 - Marcio Andre da Costa Barbosa Junior - Nova União

2 - Marcus Cole Wilson - Grappling Unlimited

3 - Josh Littleton - Renato Tavares Association

Adult / Male / Black / Open Class

1 - Marcio Andre da Costa Barbosa Junior - Nova União

2 - Michael Remigio Liera Jr. - Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 - Dominique L. Bell - Atos JJ International

3 - James Richard Puopolo - Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Brasilia: Yan Lucas wins Double Gold in Brasilia 

Yan Lucas is a machine. The 2018 Brazilian champ stormed through the Brasilia Open with double gold at middleweight and absolute. He beat super-heavyweight champ Pedro Henrique (NS Brotherhood) and ultra-heavyweight champ Raul Fernandes Almeida (Nova Uniao) in the final. 

Adult / Male / Black / Middle

1 - Yan Lucas Cordeiro Paiva - Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

2 - Fabricio José Barbarotti - Cicero Costha Internacional

3 - Alexandre Joaquim de Jesus - Calasans BJJ

3 - Chaise Olimpio Ivo Cavalcante Albuquerque - GF Team

Adult / Male / Black / Open Class

1 - Yan Lucas Cordeiro Paiva - Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

2 - Raul Fernandes Almeida - Nova União

3 - Marcus Vinicius Lopo Ruiz - Ns Brotherhood

3 - Pedro Henrique de Lima Elias - Ns Brotherhood

San Antonio: Manuel Ribamar takes Absolute Gold

Manuel Ribamar, who often pulls double duty as a referee when he competes, took absolute gold. He was signed up at super-heavy and had no matches in his division, but took a win over Thiago Macedo (Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ) in the absolute final after defeating Pedro Henrique Palhares (Luiz Palhares JJ). 

Adult / Male / Black / Open Class

1 - Manuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho - Unity Jiu-jitsu

2 - Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo - Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

3 - Pedro Henrique Monteiro Palhares - Luiz Palhares Jiu Jitsu

3 - Tyrone Gonsalves - Gracie Humaita Poway

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