Erberth Santos was the big name at Rio Winter International Open 2016. He conquered the double-gold and it stands as one of the best fighters of this season.
“I imposed my game on Saturday, finishing every fight, and at the absolute final, I got one more submission. After my final with (Marcus) Buchecha at the Worlds, I worked a lot the leglocks when the game gets tied together with my coaches in Almeida Jiu-Jitsu, and is working”, told the absolute champion of the Rio Open and number 2 at IBJJF black belt ranking.
The event, who started on Wednesday, July 13th, and finished on Sunday, July 17th, in Tijuca tênis Clube, in Rio de Janeiro, had other big names, like Patrick Gaudio, Isaque Paiva, Carlos Holanda and others. Check below the complete results and check the best photos from the finals.
Rooster: Juan Lopes (PR Team) finished Raul Marcello (Ribeiro JJ) with armbar from triangle
Light-feather: Carlos Holanda (Alliance) defeated John Lenno Dantas (NU) by 2-0
Featherweight: Isaque Paiva (Saikoo JJ) beats Victor Genovesi (Alliance) by points (2-0)
Lightweight: Júlio dos Anjos (GFTeam) defeated Claudivan Oliveira (Ass. Monteiro) by judges’ decision
Middleweight: Vinicius Marinho (GFTeam) finished Gabriel “Timbó” Procópio (BTT) with a kimura
Middle-heavyweight: Patrick Gaudio (GFTeam) defeated Rodrigo “Pimpolho” Fajardo (GB) by points (6-2)
Heavyweight: Fernando Reis (Alliance) beat Vitor Toledo (Atos JJ) by judges’ decision
Super-heavyweight: Erberth Santos (Ryan Gracie) finished José Junior (Alliance) with a choke
Ultra-heavy: Thiago Gaia (GFTeam) beat Kitner Moura (Ryan Gracie) by 8-0
Absolute: Erberth Santos (Ryan Gracie) finished Patrick Gaudio (GFTeam) with a leg-lock