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Vegas Summer Open: Full black belt division andresults and photo gallery

Rodrigo Freitas of Gracie Barra wins the lightweight division. Photo: Erin Herle
Rodrigo Freitas of Gracie Barra wins the lightweight division. Photo: Erin Herle

The 2014 IBJJF Vegas Summer Open is underway at the Sport Center of Las Vegas right off the strip. The one-day event on Aug. 9 is one of the hottest in the summer.

The black belt adults took to the mat early in the day with multiple matches for most of the divisions. The open division will begin at 3 p.m. PST.

Here is how the divisions unfolded:

Light-feather

Fabbio Passos of Alliance defeated Sonny Nohara of SoNo BJJ by 4-0 points.
Nobuo Yagai of Rigan Machado defeated Sonny Nohara by points.
Fabbio Passos defeated Nobuo Yagai by 6-2.

Winner: Fabbio Passos

Feather

Vitor Paschoal of Caio Terra Association defeated Orlando Machado da Silva Junior of Norfight by toehold.
Samir Chantre of Caio Terra Association defeated Gerson Atoigue of Nova Uniao by armbar.
Gianni Grippo of Alliance Marcelo Garcia defeated Vitor Paschoal by 8-6 points.
Samir Chantre defeated Gianni Grippo by 2-2 points 2-1 advantages.

Winner: Samir Chantre

Light

Rafael Benedito of Zenith BJJ defeated Andrea Rico Vaughan of Gracie Humaita Las Vegas.
Rodrigo Freitas of Gracie Barra defeated Francisco Iturralde of Alliance by 2-0 points.
Rafael Benedito defeated Osvaldo Moizinho of Caio Terra Association by 2-0 points.
Rodrigo Freitas defeated Rafael Benedito by armbar.

Winner: Rodrigo Freitas

Middle

Nathan Mendelsohn of Coalition 95 defeated Romulo Cavalcanti of Carlson Gracie Team by armbar.

Winner: Nathan Mendelsohn

Heavy

Antonio Antonioli of Atos Jiu-Jitsu defeated David Reed of Fabio Santos BJJ by DQ by stalling.

Winner: Antonio Antonioli

Super-heavy

Gustavo Pires of Gracie Barra defeated Manuel Diaz of Caio Terra Association by armbar.
Bradley Beckwith of Alliance defeated Thiago Veiga Ximenes of Roberto Traven BJJ.
Gustavo Pires defeated Bradley Beckwith by armbar.

Winner: Gustavo Pires

Ultra-heavy

Carlos Eduardo Farias of Roberto Traven BJJ defeated Thiago Reinaldo de Souza of Gracie Barra by referee decision.
Ranieri Albuquerque of Gracie Elite Team defeated Misael de Oliveira Miranda of Luiz Paulo Jiu-Jitsu by 1 advantage.
Carlos Eduardo Faria defeated Prescott Foster Bailey Jr of Easton BJJ by two advantages.
Carlos Eduardo Faria defeated Ranieri Albuquerque by 8-2 points.

Winner: Carlos Eduardo Faria

See the full results here: http://static.ibjjfdb.com/Campeonato/000294/en-US/Results.pdf

Check out a full gallery of photos below:

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