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Santa Cruz BJJ Pro: Miyao, Lo, Silva, Puopolo, Chelsea top black belt division; other results

Leandro Lo at the Santa Cruz BJJ Pro
Leandro Lo at the Santa Cruz BJJ Pro

The 2015 Santa Cruz BJJ Pro took place this Saturday in Northern California.

João Miyao, Leandro Lo, Thiago Silva and James Puopolo were the champions of the four black belt divisions.

Each male black belt champion took home $4,000 and the second place finishers got $1,000.

João Miyao defeated Gabriel Moraes in the featherweight final. Watch the video here.

In the middleweight division, Leandro Lo caught Julian Marquez with a choke while still on the opponent’s half guard. Watch the video here.

In the heavyweight division, Thiago Silva defeated Lucas Rocha by referees decision. Watch the last moments of the match.

In the ultra-heavyweight division, James Puopolo caught Tanner Rice with a leg lock. Watch the video here.

In the female division, Chelsea Bainbridge-Donner won the open class division with a victory over Amanda Loewen. Chelsea took home $1,500. Watch the match here.

In the female black belt division, results were:

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light

First – Chelsea Leah Bainbridge-Donner – Atos JJ USA

Second – Kelley Rene Farrell – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Laurah Elizabeth Hallock – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Gegi E Van de Walker – Cia Paulista USA

BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Amanda Loewen – SBG International (SBGI)

Second – Leanna M Dittrich – Fight Sports

Third – Vanessa M. Smith – Marcello C Monteiro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

BLACK / Adult / Female / Medium Heavy

First – Charlene Marie Coats – Coalition 95

BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Chelsea Leah Bainbridge-Donner – Atos JJ USA

Second – Amanda Loewen – SBG International (SBGI)

Third – Charlene Marie Coats – Coalition 95

Third – Leanna M Dittrich – Fight Sports

In the teams competition, results were:

1 – Brasa CTA – 133

2 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 108

3 – Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Berkeley – 75

Click here for the full results.

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