While helping Fabricio Werdum prepare for his next UFC fight in Mexico, GMA member Orlando Sanchez of Gracie Barra Pasadena traveled down to the city of Mexico City with the crew.
On Nov. 8 Orlando, a black belt and head instructor at GB Pasadena, entered the Mexican National Championship. This is the biggest Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Mexico.
He came out with the gold in the absolute division. Here’s how Orlanda described the day on his Facebook:
“It’s been well over a year since I have competed in the gi and have been focusing on MMA… This weekend I decided to enter the Mexican National Championship which is Mexico’s largest BJJ tournament. I entered the absolute division and had some really tough matches… Got to compete against a very tough Brazilian in the finals and was a great day to win gold… was so fun and I always love leading my team by example and representing my Gracie Barra family… CHAMPIONS IN LIFE®”
Catch him in action: