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Las Vegas Open: Maidana, Galvão conquer black belt open class titles, other results

The Galvão family also shone in the female division with André's wife Angélica

The 2015 Las Vegas Spring Open took place this Saturday.

Checkmat’s Arnaldo Maidana and Atos JJ’s Angelica Galvão were the standouts of the day after inning the adult black belt open class divisions.

Maidana fought a tough final against Carlos Farias while Angelica closed out the female absolute with teammate Chelsea Donner.

Both Maidana and Galvão also won their weight divisions.

Another standout was usually featherweight Wellington “Megaton” Dias, who registered in the adult superheavy division and managed to make it to third place.

Here are the black belt division results:

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – João Ricardo Bordignon Miyao – PSLPB Cicero Costha

Second – Andre Luiz Cecilio Roriz Pontes – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Paulo Henrique Bordignon Miyao – PSLPB Cicero Costha

Second – Eduardo Ramos da Silva – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Tomas Andrew Barlow – Gracie Barra

Third – Vitor Peres Paschoal – Caio Terra Association

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light

First – Andris Auseklis Brunovskis – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Omar French – Renato Tavares

Third – Philipe Cançado Della Monica – Gracie Barra

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Arthur Dominick Sousa III – American Top Team Coconut Creek

Second – Bruno Augusto Togni Antunes – Honor Roll BJJ

Third – kenneth Primola – Caio Terra Association

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Thiago Sá Fortes Silva – CheckMat

Second – Pedro Régis da Cunha Mello – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Jordan S. Lutsky – East Coast United BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Vitor Fabio Martins Toledo – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Eliot Andrew Kelly – Yemaso Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Third – Douglas Alencastro Bueno – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Stephen Gabriel Martinez – CheckMat USA

BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira – CheckMat USA

Second – Walnan Presto Constantino – Equipe Mineirinho Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Gustavo Dias Elias – Gracie Humaita San Diego

Third – Wellington Leal Dias – Gracie Humaita Phoenix

BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Ricardo Feliciano Pereira – CheckMat USA

Second – Victor Barreto Rodrigues – GF Team

Third – Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Farias – Roberto Traven BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira – CheckMat USA

Second – Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Farias – Roberto Traven BJJ

Third – Walnan Presto Constantino – Equipe Mineirinho Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Bruno Augusto Togni Antunes – Honor Roll BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Chelsea Leah Bainbridge-Donner – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Kiri Noelle Liao – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Gegi E Van de Walker – Cia Paulista USA

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light

First – Karen Deisy Antunes Girotto Borges – CheckMat

BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Angelica Cabral Firme Galvao – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Megan Ann Nevill – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

BLACK / Adult / Female / Medium Heavy

First – Monique Ricardo Carvalho – CheckMat USA

BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Angelica Cabral Firme Galvao – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Chelsea Leah Bainbridge-Donner – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Kiri Noelle Liao – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Monique Ricardo Carvalho – CheckMat USA

In the teams competition, results were:

1 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 210

2 – Carlson Gracie Team – 149

3 – CheckMat USA – 123

4 – Gracie Barra – 117

5 – Nova União – 94

6 – Brazilian Top Team Long Beach – 73

7 – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu – 67

8 – Unified Jiu Jitsu – 65

9 – Cascao Jiu-Jitsu – 59

10 – Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas – 50

Click here for the complete results.

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