The city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina welcomed on October 8 and 9 its edition of the International Open of Jiu-Jitsu. Erberth Santos signed up for the ultra-heavyweight and open divisions of each day — gi and no-gi — and ended up with four gold medals. With the points accumulated throughout the weekend, Santos closed in on No. 1-ranked IBJJF fighter Paulo Miyao.
“I’m very happy,” said Santos after his triumph. “Copa Podio is around the corner, and I have great momentum to compete in it. It was gratifying to win my new weight class and be at a strong pace to get my body accustomed. I’d like to congratulate the event and Dimitrius, who stands out in all events — always a tough opponent. I did two finals with him. He’s a monster, and I’m a fan. Almeida JJ strengthens me with all its support in training and by rooting for me, not to mention my sponsors. I’m going for first in the ranking, and I will get there.”
Santos closed out the gi ultra-heavyweight with teammate Kitner Moura, and beat William Clasen (A.S Team) for no-gi ultra-heavyweight gold. He also defeated Dimitrius Sousa (Alliance), in both absolute contests. Sousa was heavyweight champion on both days.