The 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship is absolutely in the books.
And it was one really for the books.
First of all, Marcus Buchecha wrote a new chapter in Jiu-Jitsu history by winning an unprecedented fourth black belt open class title. He has now 8 gold medals overall as a black belt and is at a hand’s reach of Roger Gracie’s record of 10 titles.
Here’s how Buchecha did it.
2016 WORLDS FINALS: @marcusbuchecha makes history and wins the 4th black belt open class title.| He beat @erberthsantos 6-4 with a last-second sweep after being swept by Erberth.| Buchecha is the only competitor with four gold medals in the absolute.| Overall, he reached 8 gold medals in the Worlds as a black belt, nearing @rogergracie’s record of 10 titles.| Coverage brought to you by @gameness_sports.| #jiujitsu #bjj #ibjjf #2016worlds #graciemag #graciemagazine #gameness #coverage
In the female black belt division, Dominyka Obelenyte also wrote a great chapter with the back to back double gold campaign in the superheavy and the open class. Dominyka is now the most accomplished non-Brazilian competitor of all times, with four gold medals in the black belt division. Here’s how she did it.
2016 WORLDS FINALS: With one sweep to each side, @domdabomburmom beat @biamesquitajj 1-0 on advantages after a 2-2 tie on points to win her second open class title in a row.| With four gold medals, Dominyka is already the most accomplished black belt athlete in Jiu-Jitsu not born in Brazil.| Coverage brought to you by @gameness_sports.| #jiujitsu #bjj #ibjjf #2016worlds #graciemag #graciemagazine #gameness #coverage
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In the team’s competition, Alliance won its 11th adult male trophy. The results were:
Adult Male (Adulto Masculino)
1 – Alliance – 118
2 – CheckMat – 46
3 – GF Team – 46
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