Most Anticipated Quarterfinals For Last Day At 2019 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds

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Here is a quick rundown of the biggest matches you can expect to watch on the final day of the 2019 IBJJF World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 

All start times local (Pacific). 

Light-Featherweight 

Richard Alarcon vs Joao Miyao – Mat 8, 9:42am 

A rematch for these guys, who last faced off at KASAI In August, with Miyao winning by choke. 

Lucas Pinheiro vs Edwin “Junny” Ocasio – Mat 3, 9:54am 

Ocasio is a no-gi specialist and is competing in his first No-Gi Worlds as a black belt. The veteran Pinheiro will test his IBJJF tactics. 

Lightweight

Johnny Tama vs Natan Cheung – Mat 8, 10:42am 

An explosive match-up, Tama’s reputation as an aggressive competitor will be put to the test by relative newcomer Cheung, who took out veteran Rodrigo Freitas in the opener. 

Fred Alves vs Ygor Rodrigues – Mat 3, 10:54am 

Brazilian No-Gi champ Rodrigues is one of the toughest guys on the Brazilian scene. Alves is an instructor at Lucas Lepri’s academy in North Carolina. A pick ‘em. 

Middleweight

All four of the middleweight division matches are killer showdowns, and whoever comes out on top will have to fight their hearts out to earn the gold medal. 

Jon Satava vs Jeferson Guaresi – Mat 8, 11:42am 

Guaresi is the new kid on the block, while Satava is one of the best-known middleweights in the game. They rep crosstown rivals Unity Jiu-Jitsu and Marcelo Garcia in New York, but this encounter will happen on neutral ground in SoCal. Guaresi will have to bust out every tricky guard technique in his arsenal to handle Satava’s heavy top pressure. 

Jaime Canuto vs Sebastien Brosche – Mat 8, 11:54am 

Arm-hunter Canuto took silver here last year. The unorthodox Swedish grappling Sebastien Brosche is a wildcard and totally unpredictable. He thrives in chaos and loves to make the match a scrap– Canut will need to be careful if he wants to make the final again. 

Dante Leon vs Pedro Rocha – Mat 3, 11:54am 

Rocha is the younger brother of Joao Gabriel, and a former member of the Brazilian national wrestling team. Leon has never been averse in fighting for takedowns but he will probably look to employ his excellent guard game in this match. A tough one to call. 

Diego Ramalho vs Felipe Silva – Mat 3, 12:06am 

Both Ramalho and Silva favor the leg game, so expect plenty of 50-50 in this match. It’ll probably be a close match decided on a single sweep. 

Medium-Heavyweight

Marcos Martins vs Gabriel Almeida – Mat 8, 12:18am 

Martins exploded onto the international scene with his opening round defeat of hot pick Ronaldo Junior. Martins had never been able to visit the USA for lack of a visa, but now he gets to test himself against Checkmat finisher Almeida. The question in this match if Martins’s torqued knee holds up until tomorrow. 

Servio Tulio vs Mathias Luna – Mat 3, 12:18am 

Gracie Barra’s Tulio is planning on making this weight category his own. A win over Luna of Checkmat is a strong step in that direction. A close one to call. 

Manuel Ribamar vs Jonnatas Gracie – Mat 3, 12:30am 

Ribamar scored a strong win over Lucas Rocha of ZR Team in his opener, and he looked strong in his match with Victor Hugo in the absolute. No-GI Pan champ Gracie is the only Atos rep left in the bracket, and has the responsibility of taking home the title for the team, a division they have dominated since 2016. 

Heavyweight

Murilo Santana vs Fellipe Trovo – Mat 3, 12:54am 

Trovo looked impressive in the absolute division, winning two matches against Jonnatas Gracie and Eliot Kelly. Murilo Santana will likely test Trovo’s flexible guard to the limit with his pressure passing, unless he elects to flip the script and play from bottom. 

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