ADCC 2011: weight group final results from England

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André Galvão won the under 83kg division. Photo: Dan Rod.

The All the ADCC finals have reached a conclusion in England. The winners are Rafa Mendes, Marcelo Garcia, André Galvão, Dean Lister , Vinny Pezão, Kyra Gracie e Gabi Garcia. Find out how it all went at the GRACIEMAG at the ADCC Blog.

Under 66kg
Semifinals
Rafael Mendes passed Robson Moura’s guard. Rubens Cobrinha beat Jeff Glover.

Bronze
Jeff Glover submitted Robson Moura via guillotine.

Final
Rafael Mendes versus Rubens Cobrinha was an evenly-matched affair. Locked in 50/50 guard, Cobrinha took a penalty that earned Mendes the win, in a repeat of the result from the 2009 final.

Under 77kg
Semifinals
Marcelo Garcia defeated Kron Gracie by a takedown. Leo Vieira took Cláudio Calasans’s back.

Bronze
Kron Gracie submitted Claudio Calasans via guillotine.

Final
The 77kg decider featured two idols who have lit up competitions for years, with their first-rate Jiu-Jitsu, and it was Marcelo Garcia who would win the battle between superstars, sinking a triangle on Vieira for the finish, bringing the Alliance black belt’s ADCC tally to four.

Under 88 kg
Rousimar Toquinho submitted Rafael Lovato via heelhook. André Galvão beat Pablo Popovitch by one sweep.

Bronze
Pablo Popovitch defeated Rafael Lovato for the bronze.

Final
The final between André Galvão and Rousimar Toquinho was a heated affair. There were complaints from both competitors, a back mount for Galvão, a takedown for Toquinho… In the end, André came out best on points, finally winning the title he pursued in three previous installments of the event.

Under 99kg
Semifinals
João Assis defeated Xande Ribeiro after taking back mount. Dean Lister defeated Rodolfo Vieira via heelhook.

Bronze
Xande Ribeiro defeated Antônio Peinado on points.

Final
ADCC veteran Dean Lister submitted João Assis by heelhook again to take the title. Leg and foot attacks were Lister’s main weapons during the competition.

Over 99kg
Semifinals
Fabrício Werdum defeated Roberto Cyborg on points. Vinícius Pezão took Gerardi Rinaldi’s back.

Bronze
Roberto Cyborg submitted Gerardi Rinaldo for third place.

Final
An exciting match. Werdum escaped an omoplata and sunk a snug armbar on Magalhães. It was not enough, however, and Vinicius won on points, snapping Werdum’s two-title winning streak in the ADCC.

Female
Under 60kg
Semifinals
Kyra Gracie beat Takayo Hashi by a sweep (3 points). Michelle Nicolini defeated 2009 champ Luanna Alzuguir via judges’ decision.

Bronze
Luanna Alzuguir submitted Takayo Hashi via armlock.

Final
Michelle Nicolini presented danger with a tight armbar but Kyra Gracie finished in grand style with an omoplata. The black belt brings here ADCC-title tally to three. The final in England was a repeat of the 2011 World Championship, however, this time Kyra came up spades.

Over 60kg
Semifinals
Gabi Garcia sunk an americana on Penny Thomas. Hannette Staack submitted Ida Hansson via footlock.

Bronze
Ida Hansson overcame Penny Thomas.

Final
Gabi Garcia defeated Hannette Staack by 2 to 0. Gabi has won everything since 2010: the Worlds, Pan, World Pro, and now the ADCC, which she was missing.

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