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The black belt weight Categories have concluded at No-Gi Pans and all that remains as of writing is the absolute division (which is looking completely stacked). We've gone through the action and selected the seven best matches from the day. Jump in and enjoy.
Kaynan Duarte vs Aaron Johnson
Tex pulled guard, and Kaynan patiently searched for an angle through. When Kaynan finally moved toward the pass, Tex gave up his back. From back control, Kaynan progressed to a triangle from the back and then switched to an armlock for the submission.
Nathalie Ribeiro vs Nikki Sullivan
Though the women's divisions were thin this year at No-Gi Pans, there was still plenty of excitement to be found in the lightweight division as Nathalie Ribeiro dominated the competition.
Kennedy Maciel vs Orlando Castillo
Kennedy had full control of this match, securing back control and the choke finish. He'll face Gabriel Sousa in the final.
Giancarlo Bodoni vs Ronni Trey
Bodoni earned a submission in this match, his black belt debut.
Andrew Wiltse vs Cameron Gilliam
Lucas Hulk Babosa vs Valdir Araujo
Hulk put on a dominant performance, racking up 17 points before finishing a choke from back mount.
Ronaldo Junior vs Jefferson Guaresi
Ronaldo won this gritty match in the closing seconds, scoring the deciding points from a fleeing penalty. Guaresi was up three advantages, getting the edge from passing attempts and near takedowns.