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The black belt divisions of No-Gi Pans were full of submissions. Here are some of the fastest, most unusual, and most dominant match-enders from the entire day!
Kaynan Duarte Hits His Second Of Four Rear-Mount Triangles Against Tex Johnson
Kaynan Duarte may have found a new favorite technique. In four of his five matches, Kaynan took his opponents' backs and then established a triangle position. He finished several variation of the technique on the day, but he looked equally confident in the position each time. This one, against Tex Johnson, was in the Super heavyweight final.
David Garmo Goes On The Attack Against Andre Nascimento
David Garmo knows how to push the pace when he smells blood. Once he set his initial guillotine against Andre Nascimento, he transitioned smootly from attack to attack until he got the tap in a standing position.
Rafaela Guedes Hits An Unusual Submission On Tara White
Rafaela Guedes was on the hunt from the moment she got to Tara White's back. But she had to give up the dominant position to get the finish. She transitioned to an omoplata, then hit a strange submission, cranking on Whites far arm for the finish.
Nathalie Ribeiro Chokes Nicole Sullivan For Gold
Nathalie Ribeiro took control of this match from the jump. She dove to mount as Sullivan pulled guard, then progressed to Sullivan's back, where she earned the tap, and lightweight gold.
Lucas Hulk Barbosa Sinks In An Arm Triangle Against Joseph Watson
Hulk put on several dominant performances at No-Gi Pans in both the heavyweight and open weight brackets. But this was his quickest submission on the day. He locked up his iconic bodylock pass, and began setting in the arm triangle before he got through Watson's guard. By the time he completed the pass, his choke was set.
Willis Da Mota Nunes Catches Washington Lima With A Guillotine
Willis Nunes had two matches against Washington Lima in the round-robin roosterweight division. He submitted Lima in both, but this was the more impressive of the two. Nunes snatched a headlock as Lima shot in, and insisted on finishing the guillotine, even as the match ventured out of bounds.
Giancarlo Bodoni Submits John Hansen In Less Than A Minute
Giancarlo Bodoni came up with three submission victories in his black belt debut. This one, in the open weight division, was his clenest on the day. He found a secure grip around John Hansen's neck and earned the tap in 40 seconds.
Giancarlo Bodoni Submits Ronnie Trey
In his heavyweight opener, Bodoni made his way to Ronnie Trey's back, where he sunk in a choke for the finish. Bodoni went on to take silver in the heavyweight division.
Tex Johnson Submits Arnaldo Maidana With A High Ankle Lock
Tex Johnson is reputed for being able to break baseball bats with his forearms. That work seems to have paid off for him. In this match against Arnaldo Maidana, Tex finds a grip, not on Maidana's ankle, but high on his shin. He applied breaking pressure to it nonetheless, and got the tap.
Pedro Henrique Rocha Submits Juan Pio De Souza
Guillotines were a trending technique at No-Gi Pans. In this medium heavyweight semifinal, Pedro Rocha attempted a stack pass on Juan Pio De Souza. As Souza rolled through to defend, Rocha grabbed a headlock and followed through for a quick finish, earning a spot in the final.