High Level Gi Events in Brazil Are Slowly Coming Back
Gi competitions are returning slowly but surely in Brazil, and the IBJJF Rio International Open drew some recognizable names from the local scene, most notably Anderson Munis and Erich Munis of Alliance-Dream Art, who closed out the super-heavyweight division. Erich also closed out the absolute with his teammate Yatan Martins Bueno. We predict big things from both Munis brothers so keep an eye on them now and they cruise through these local-level tournaments.
Gabi Pessanha took double gold, winning the super-heavyweight and absolute divisions. She beat Victoria Borba Amaral in the final of the weight class and submitted Izadora Cristina Silva in the final of the absolute with a vicious triangle.