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Grand Slam Rio: No-gi thrills close out third leg in Brazil; Tour to make next stop in Abu Dhabi Jan. 13-14

Igor Silva vs. Ricardo Evangelista. Ivan Trindade/Ane Nunes/Gentle Art Media
Igor Silva vs. Ricardo Evangelista. Ivan Trindade/Ane Nunes/Gentle Art Media

The third stage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour wrapped up this Sunday, November 13, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Day 2 featured both GI and no-GI divisions, but the highlights were the black belt division, both for adults and masters. Here’s how they play out.

Adult Black Belt
60kg – Jose Filho managed two sweeps to defeat Jorge Nakamura and claim the gold medal.
67kg – Alexandre Vieira worked his way to Geovan Carlo’s back and managed a choke to win the title.
75kg – Luan Carvalho passed Victor Matos’ guard and then took his back to score a 7-0 lead and conquer the division.
83kg – Faisal Al Kitbe made his way to the top of the podium with a 2-0 win over Pedro Agrizzi.
92kg – Gustavo Saraiva won the gold medal with a 1-0 lead on advantages over Luiz Silva.
108kg – Igor Silva fought his teammate Ricardo Evangelista in the final and won the gold medal by one advantage.

Faisal Al Kitbe vs. Pedro Agrizzi. Ivan Trindade/Ane Nunes/Gentle Art Media
Faisal Al Kitbe vs. Pedro Agrizzi. Ivan Trindade/Ane Nunes/Gentle Art Media

Master 1 Black Belt
60kg – Juan da Silva beat Cleberson Silva 4-2 to claim the gold medal.
67kg – Ayres Neto outscored Everson Barros 20-0 to win the title.
75kg – Marcelo Silva managed three advantages to win the gold medal.
83kg – Lucio dos Santos finished Delson Heleno with a kimura to become the champion.
92kg – Alberto Ramos outscored Marceu Moreira 8-0 to claim the gold medal.
108kg – Paulo Pinto beat Daniel Silva 4-2 to claim the title.

In the teams competition, GF Team climbed to the top of the podium both in the gi and the no-gi divisions. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns January 13-14, in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The final deadline to register for the event is January 9. The fourth leg of the Tour will feature both gi and no-gi divisions.

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