Gustavo Braguinha, Nathiely de Jesus win double gold at L.A. Open

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Gustavo Braguinha on the podium.

The IBJJF L.A Open took place this Sunday in California. Among the champions, Gustavo Braguinha and Nathiely de Jesus stood out, each winning double gold.

Braguinha beat Ashur Darmo (Bonsai JJ) in the heavyweight final and then beat Diego ramalho (ZR Team) for the absolute gold medal. A representative of Brotherhood during the competition, Braguinha later announced he was parting ways with that team to join Atos JJ.

Nathiely de Jesus had no opponents at heavyweight, but was forced to defeat Sábatha dos Santos (Ryan Gracie Team) to secure the absolute title.

Additionally, Lucas Pinheiro (AMBJJ) took gold at light featherweight, Johnny Tama (Atos) beat the lightweight field, Gabriel Arges (Gracie Barra) was medium heavyweight champion, and Tanner Rica (Soul Fighters) reigned at super-heavyweight.

Atos was the best-performing team, with 220 points, ahead of CheckMat (182) and BTT (179).

Read on for the results, as provided by the IBJJF.

 

Black / Adult / Male / Light-Feather

1 – Lucas dos Santos Pinheiro – AMBJJ – Alex Martins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Joshua S. Rodriguez – GD Jiu-Jitsu Association
3 – Eduardo Barboza da Silva – GF Team Connecticut
3 – Joseph Woo Sun Lee – Renzo Gracie LA

 

Black / Adult / Male / Feather

1 – Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo – Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ
2 – Bruno Valdivino de Carvalho – ZR Team Association
3 – Ian Phyllip Sanders – Rodrigo Freitas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Manuel Alejandro Moreno Macias – Ares BJJ

 

Black / Adult / Male / Light

1 – Johnny Joachin Tama Apolinario – Alliance
2 – Francisco Antonio Iturralde Lara – Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu Club
3 – Alexandre Faria Molinaro – Carlson Gracie Team
3 – Piter Frank Almeida Silva – Alliance

 

Black / Adult / Male / Middle

1 – Kauan Argimon Barboza – Carlson Gracie Team
2 – Breno Henrique Abreu Bittencourt – Ares BJJ
3 – Diego Dias Ramalho – ZR Team California
3 – John Taylor Combs – Easton BJJ

 

Black / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy

1 – Gabriel Arges de Sousa – Gracie Barra
2 – Gabriel Kitober Vieira – GF Team
3 – Gianni K. T. E. Crivello – Ralph Gracie
3 – Nicholas Greene – Ralph Gracie

 

Black / Adult / Male / Heavy

1 – Gustavo Espindola Batista – Ns Brotherhood
2 – Ashur Sami Darmo – Bonsai JJ – USA
3 – Diego Gamonal Nogueira – Brazilian Top Team
3 – Kevin William Scott – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

 

Black / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy

1 – Tanner Wade Rice – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut
2 – Wellington Modena Peroto – One Jiu-Jitsu USA
3 – Allan Di Lucia Santos – Soul Fighters BJJ Arizona
3 – Nicholas Lawrence Haas – Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas

 

Black / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy

1 – Dany Guy Steve Gerard – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Thiago Gaia Taciano de Oliveira Marques – GF Team
3 – Joseph Moku Kahawai Jr. – Beyond Jiu-Jitsu

 

Black / Adult / Male / Open Class

1 – Gustavo Espindola Batista – Ns Brotherhood
2 – Diego Dias Ramalho – ZR Team California
3 – Dany Guy Steve Gerard – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Steve J Hargett – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Black / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy

1 – Anna Sophia Maria Nordenö – Hilti Fight Center
2 – Nivia de Souza Moura – Gracie Gym Texas

Black / Adult / Female / Heavy

1 – Vickie Lynn Ellickson – Cascao Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Jill Marie Baker – TRUJITSU
3 – Alejandra Gonzalez – Carlson Gracie Team

Black / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy

1 – Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus – PSLPB Cicero Costha

Black / Adult / Female / Open Class

1 – Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus – PSLPB Cicero Costha
2 – Sábatha Laís Francisco dos Santos – Ryan Gracie Team
3 – Alejandra Gonzalez – Carlson Gracie Team
3 – Nivia de Souza Moura – Gracie Gym Texas

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