Ten black belts battled for the crown of lightweight champion of the Copa Podio, this Saturday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Leandro Lo confirmed his favoritism and kept his undefeated streak in Copa Podio GPs.
The Brotherhood BJJ leader had to fight six times to secure the trophy. First he beat Davi Ramos 6-2, then he outscored AJ Sousa 13-0 and Lucas Lepri 1-0 on advantages. His final match in the group phase was against Felipe Silva, beat 7-0.
In the semifinals, Lo had a tought battle against Marcelo Garcia’s student, Dillon Danis, and won 2-0. In the other semifinal, Lucas Lepri beat Diego Borges also by 2-0, but on the advantages.
The final match was decided by one of Lo’s irresistible sweeps for the 2-0 lead that earned him the title.
Um trechinho de Leandro Lo x Lucas Lepri na grande final da Copa Pódio. Confira a guarda soltinha e perigosíssima de Lo, campeão mais uma vez do GP dos Leves. Ele venceu Lepri por 2 a 0, e agora deve voltar ao meio-pesado para o Mundial. Seu sonho é o ouro absoluto – ele foi bronze em 2015. Curta se você torce por ele! #copapodio #sinistro #guarda #guardeiro #jiujitsu #mundial2016 #absoluto #leandrolo #faixapreta #bjj #grandprix #raspador
Other than the GP, the Copa Pódio featured the Vikings vs. Cabras da Peste challenge and the Scandinavian crowd won the first stage with 2 wins and a tie.
Here are the complete results fo the Copa Pódio.
Copa Podio 4th Season – Lightweight GP
Ginásio do Hebraica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
January 10, 2016
Max Gimenez beat Rafael Teófilo 29-0
Lightweight GP – Group Stage
Lucas Lepri beat Davi Ramos 4-2
AJ Sousa beat Felipe Silva 4-2
Dillon Danis beat Edwin Najmi 7-0
Diego Borges beat Luan Carvalho 2-1 on advantages
Lucas Lepri finished Felipe Silva with a kimura
Leandro Lo beat Davi Ramos 6-2
Diego Borges beat Dillon Danis 1-0 on advantages
Patrick Gáudio beat Edwin Najmi 2-0
Davi Ramos beat Felipe Silva 2-0
Leandro Lo beat AJ Sousa 13-0
Diego Borges beat Edwin Najmi 1-0
Luan Carvalho beat Patrick Gáudio 3-0 on advantages
Davi Ramos beat AJ Sousa 2-0
Leandro Lo beat Lucas Lepri 1-0
Edwin Najmi beat Luan Carvalho by DQ
Dillon Danis beat Patrick Gáudio 6-4 on advantages
Leandro Lo beat Felipe Silva 7-0
AJ Sousa beat Lucas Lepri 4-2
Diego Borges beat Patrick Gáudio 2-0
Dillon Danis beat Luan Carvalho 2-1 on advantages
Leandro Lo beat Dillon Danis 2-0
Lucas Lepri beat Diego Borges 2-0 on advantages
Third place match
Diego Borges beat Dillon Danis by medical stoppage
Leandro Lo beat Lucas Lepri 2 -0
Vikings vs. Cabras da Peste
Espen Mathiesen beat Yan Pica-Pau 4-2
Tommy Langaker and Rafael Vasconcelos tied 6-6 and 2-2 on advantages
Ida “Xuxu” Floisvik beat Kessy Pereira 9-2
David Vieira beat Robson Gracie 4-2