Mega-Weekend Results Recap: Asian Open, LA Grand Slam, No-Gi Pans & F2W 125

We haven't seen a weekend this busy in the jiu-jitsu world since Worlds! 

With major events taking place across the span of the globe, there is certainly a lot to take in; make the jump to find out the key stories from IBJJF No-Gi Pans, the AJP Tour's Los Aneles Grand Slam and King of Mats: Middleweights Tournament, Fight 2 Win 125, and major results from the IBJJF Asian Championships.


No-Gi Pans: A Brief Review

Major Story: Keenan Falls in weight category, comes back to storm the absolute.

"I felt comfortable with the new things in training and I feel I could have won with them if I had performed them correctly, but I didn't. It was a good experience and I'm glad I did it here so I can see where I'm going to run into problems against people who use that strategy at ADCC." - Keenan Cornelius

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Other Notable Results

  • Murilo Santana triangle Todd Mueckenheim in the heavyweight final. The Unity Jiu-Jitsu founder will compete in the -88kg division in two weeks. 
  • Aaron Tex Johnson struggled with the size difference of Max Gimenis, who passed and mounted Johnson in the ultra-heavyweight final to win 11-0. 
  • Lucas Pinheiro won light-featherweight gold by beating Sure Budhram in the final and overcoming Malachi Edmond in the semi. Malachi had beaten highly-ranked Edwin “Junny” Ocasio in the opening round
  • Alliance teammates Athos Miranda and Fabio Caloi closed out lightweight the lightweight division. 
  • Jeferson Guaresi edged out Johny Tama in the middleweight final. The scoreboard read 0-0, 2-1 advantages. 



F2W 125: Rudson Secures 1-Minute Armbar On Gutemberg; Quexinho's Omoplata Reigns Supreme

This is one of the nastiest finishes we've seen in recent memory. Gutemberg played a dangerous game when he chose to attack Rudson from the 50/50 position, and the CTA Brasa student made him pay for it by securing his famous 50/50 armbar.

The co-main event featured Omoplata wizard Osvaldo 'Quexinho' Moizinho taking on upstart Richar Nogueira, and it was all one-way traffic. Quexinho had Noeugira in omoplata sequence early and finished the match with four minutes remaining on the clock. 

Watch: Rudson Mathues vs Gutemberg Pereira

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ADGS Los Angles: Ribamar Steals The Show

The second leg of the 2019-20 AJP tour saw plenty of action and intriguing matchups as the AJP tour.

The 85kg division was among the most stacked of the entire event with Manuel Ribamar, who debuted with a 3-0 lead on advantages to beat upcoming talent Ronaldo Junior. Then he faced Jose Luna in the semifinal and was able to build a 2-0 lead on points to secure his spot in the gold-medal match. 

Marcos Tinoco fought once to make it to the final, beating Mauricio Oliveira 1-0 on penalties. In the final, Filho fought until the very end to secure the title. A near sweep was the movement that granted him a second advantage and the 2-1 score that made Manuel Ribamar the champion.



Other notable results from the grand slam feature a stunning upset in the women’s ranks where Brenda Larissa from Alliance defeated the queen of 49kg, Mayssa Bastos in a razor-thin final. Big brown belt results include Lucas Protasio defeating the formidable Alex Munis in the 77kg final  and Raimundo Sodre besting Andry Murasaki,  


See full results here

https://ajptour.com/en/event/191/results


Abu Dhabi King of Mats: Gustavo Batista tops the middleweight bracket


The middleweight division of the Abu Dhabi King of Mats has yet another belt contender. 

Brazil's Gustavo Batista fought his way through a very tough bracket this Saturday, September 14, for a chance to compete for the ADKOM division belt. 

In five matches, Gustavo managed two submissions as he imposed his top pressure game on all his opponents. 

Under the guidance of Atos Jiu-Jitsu's leader Andre Galvão, Batista had an impressive performance. He was pleased with the outcome of his campaign: “I was very well prepared and I was able to make my game work."

The final with Isaque Bahiense was a very tough match, but thank God I was able to come out with the win. Now I will wait to see who I am going to face for the belt. I want that belt!” Here's how the bracket played out this Saturday, at the Felix Center, in Azusa.



IBJJF Asian Championships - Quick Results


Adult / Male / Black / Rooster

1 - Koji Shibamoto - Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy

2 - Shohei Watanabe - Imanari Jiu-Jitsu

3 - Masayuki Yoshioka - Tokushima BJJ

3 - Nobuhiro Sawada - Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy


Adult / Male / Black / Feather

1 - José Tiago da Silva Barros - Cicero Costha Internacional

2 - David Nicholas Marinakis - Immersion Mixed Martial Arts

3 - Ichitaro Tsukada - Damm Fight Japan

3 - Kenya Yamanaka - Igloo

Adult / Male / Black / Middle

1 - Jacob Williams Mackenzie - GF Team

2 - Declan Moody - Bon-Sai Association Australia

3 - Luan Chirano Arouca - Ogawa Jiu-Jitsu

3 - Yusuke Yamawaki - Alive


Adult / Male / Black / Medium-Heavy

1 - Thomas Mietz - Carpe Diem

2 - Viking Wai Chun Wong - Inglorious Grapplers

3 - Christopher Thomas Gatmaitan Ilagan - Project Lifestyle Manila

3 - Wilson Akihiro Pinheiro Kawakami - GF Team


Adult / Male / Black / Open Class

1 - Uros Culic - Arte Suave (Pty Ltd) - The Gentle Art

2 - Declan Moody - Bon-Sai Association Australia

3 - Kleber Erbst Koike - Bon-Sai Jiu-Jitsu

3 - Werique da Silva Oliveira - myBJJ Team


Adult / Female / Black / Light-Feather

1 - Rikako Yuasa - Dragon's Den

2 - Saori Shibamoto - Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy

3 - Natalia Carriello - Gracie Barra


Adult / Female / Black / Feather

1 - Isabelle de Souza - Impacto Japan B.J.J.

2 - Adriane Tavares Kimura - Impacto Japan B.J.J.

3 - Miki Nakao - Hiro BJJ Academy Yokohama


Adult / Female / Black / Open Class

1 - Isabelle de Souza - Impacto Japan B.J.J.

2 - Natalia Carriello - Gracie Barra

3 - Adriane Tavares Kimura - Impacto Japan B.J.J.

3 - Carolina Carriello - Infight Japan Jiu-Jitsu


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