Road To Gold: Tiago Barros Cleans House At Featherweight

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Tiago Barros is quite possibly the best featherweight on the planet who isn't yet a household name.

The Cicero Costha Black belt took third place at Worlds in June after besting one of the best grapplings of this generation in Gabriel Sousa from ZR Team, placing the 33-year-old athlete front and center on our must-watch list for Masters Worlds.  


And he didn't disappoint.  

Barros won five matches on his road to gold, including a win over the formidable returning Masters Champ Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho.

Watch every Match From Tiago Barros' Road To Gold

Round 1: Tiago Barros vs Russel White

Round 2:  Tiago Barros vs Charles Denny 

Round 3:  Tiago Barros vs Mauricio Sirotsky

Semi-Final: Tiago Barros vs Fabio Alencar

Final: Tiago Barros vs Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho


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