Otavio Sousa adds Chicago Open absolute to his collection

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Otávio Sousa embolado com o louro Clark Gracie. Foto: Cristian Buitron/GRACIEMAG.

Otávio Sousa (right) tangled up with Clark Gracie at NY Open / Photo by Cristian Buitron/GRACIEMAG

With a twofold victory over GFTeam middleweight Vitor Henrique, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu professor Otavio Sousa snapped up another two gold medals for his extensive collection.

Otavio won both the middleweight and open weight divisions at the Chicago Summer International Open, an IBJJF-sanctioned event held this Saturday at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois.

The fact the competition reached maximum capacity is testament to how much the sport is growing in the region, and a number of other standouts surfaced there.

Alliance athlete Gabriel Goulart won the medium heavyweight division and took bronze in the absolute. From the GB competition team, Bruno Amorim took the other absolute bronze and silver at lightweight, with Philipe “Furão” taking first.

In the master black belt division, Rodrigo Comprido returned to competition after the Worlds and closed out with his student Jonatas Novaes (Brasa Warrior), who went home with the gold.

At brown belt, the absolute title went to Thomas McMahon, with his Ecuadorian colleague Francisco Iturralde in second.

For further information and complete results, visit the IBJJF website.

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