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2015 Pan: Lo vs. Faria; Gabi vs. Mackenzie to decide black belt open class after Saturday of thrills

Day 3 of the 2015 Pan was  filled with action from begining to end.

The highlights of more than 9 hours of Jiu-Jitsu was the black belt open class division, both male and female.

Alliance’s Bernardo Faria and Cicero Costha’s Leandro Lo will clash this Sunday for the ultimate glory.

Lo had four matches until he secured his spot in the final.

Forst he defeated Yuto Hirao and then scored 13-0 on James Puopolo.

The quarterfinal was against Yuri Simões and a sweep was enough for the win in a hair-raising match.

The semifinal put Lo against Leonardo Nogueira, who got there when he defeated Keenan Cornelius with a sweep (2-0).

Lo once again used his incredibly efficient guard play to sweep Nogueira and advance to the final.

On the other side of the bracket, Bernardo Faria first caught Daniel Cobb and then outscore AJ Agazarm 21-7.

The quarterfinal was against Luiz Panza, who had defeated Faria at last year’s Pan.

This time, Bernardo was more careful when on top and managed to pass Panza’s guard to win 9-4.

In the semifinal, Bernardo once again relied on his favorite deep half guard game to sweep Alex Trans and secure his spot in the final.

In the female division, Mackenzie Dern defeated Tammy Griego and Gabi Garcia submitted Luiza Monteiro in the semifinals.

For the complete coverage of the first three days of competition, go to instagram.com/graciemagazine

For the all the results so far, click here.

Here are the best images of the Saturday at the Pan.

 

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