Road To Gold: Manuel Ribamar, 2020 IBJJF Euro Black Belt Medium Heavy Champ

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Manuel Ribamar picked up his first IBJJF major title less than a month ago at No-gi Worlds, causing fans and media alike to wonder if 2020 is going to be the year of “Riba"?

Well, If the European Championships are any kind of accurate predictive tool, we very might have our answer, as things could have not gone better for the RPBJJ competitor. 

Manuel Ribamar racked up 38 unanswered points in his run to the medium-heavyweight title, picking up big wins over names like Espen Mathiesen, Rafael Paganini, and Bruno Lima in the process. Executing a flawless game from top and bottom, Ribamar made a statement that he is the man to be in the medium-heavyweight division going in the rest of the year. 

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WATCH: Ribamar Doesn't Give Up A Point For Euro Gold

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