Day 1 of the 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo was dedicated first to kids and then to the superfights.
In the children competition, Mendes Bros’ Art of Jitsu Academy took first place, with Gracie Barra second and Checkmat in third place.
After that and while many idols taught seminars or took part in other activities, the central mat was reserved for the superfights.
First, Alexandre Pulga outsocred Zach Maxwell 4-2 with two sweeps against one.
The second superfight ended fast with Ricardo Resende catching Danilo Indio with a triangle/armbar in 2:09.
Tim Spriggs stepped on the gas pedal in his fight against Leo Nogueira and with two guard passes and a knee on the belly won with a 10-2 score.
Bruno Frazzato defeated AJ Agazarm 3-0 on advantages in the forth superfight of the evening.
The fifth match ended with a referees decision in favor of Augusto Mendes against Gianni Grippo after a 0-0 tie.
The co-main event of the night was the firsth throwback match of the card, between Robson Moura and Marcos Parrumpinha.
Robinho put his well-known game to work and went from the guard to Parrumpinha’s back and finished the fight with a clock choke.
The main event of the superfights card was a classic match up between Vitor Shaolin against Nino Schembri.
With his judo up to date, Shaolin managed to take Nino down three times and also sweep one time to win 8-0.
The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo continues this Sunday with the BJJ Pro League, Long Beach Open and more seminars.