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Miami Open: Thiago Silva, Sarah Black win black belt open class; other results in Florida

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The 2015 Miami Open took place this Saturday at the Miami Dade College.

Thiago Sá and Sarah Black were the standouts after they won the adult black belt open class division.

Sá beat Gustavo Santiago in the absolute final while Sarah defeated Samantha Faulhaber for the gold medal.

The black belt standings were:

BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Renato Sampaio Tavares Filho – Renato Tavares Association

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light

First – Kevin Javier Mahecha – American Top Team

Second – Marcel Goulart Cubel Gonçalves – Fight Sports

Third – Brian Mahecha – American Top Team

Third – Vitor Atalla Riciotti – Fight Sports

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Pedro Henrique Monteiro Palhares – Luiz Palhares Jiu Jitsu

Second – Aniss El Hajjajy – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Victor Monteiro de Franca Pires – Gracie Barra

Third – Christopher Chagas Martins – Team Popovitch

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Victor Silverio Santos – GF Team

Second – Thiago Sá Fortes Silva – CheckMat

Third – Ricardo de Souza de Rezende – Fight Sports

Third – Gustavo Santiago – Gracie Elite Team

BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Diego Gamonal Nogueira – Brazilian Top Team

Second – William Abreu – Fight Sports

BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Leonardo Henrique D’avila Corrêa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Misael de Oliveira Miranda – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Otavio de Souza Nalati – Guigo BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Thiago Sá Fortes Silva – CheckMat

Second – Gustavo Santiago – Gracie Elite Team

Third – Ricardo de Souza de Rezende – Fight Sports

Third – Otavio de Souza Nalati – Guigo BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light Feather

First – Bruna André do Nascimento – Gilbert Durinho Association USA

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Tammi Alana Musumeci – Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy

Second – Samantha Siu Bic Tam Faulhaber – Gracie Humaita Philadelphia

BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Sarah Johnel Black – Nova Uniao Arizona

Second – Caitlin Huggins – Gracie Barra

BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Sarah Johnel Black – Nova Uniao Arizona

Second – Samantha Siu Bic Tam Faulhaber – Gracie Humaita Philadelphia

Third – Caitlin Huggins – Gracie Barra

Third – Bruna André do Nascimento – Gilbert Durinho Association USA

In the team’s competition, the podium were:

1 – American Top Team – 344

2 – Carlson Gracie Team – 231

3 – Gracie Elite Team – 190

For the complete results, go to ibjjf.org.

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