Six months after ADCC 2009 in Barcelona, the international committee for the event contacted ADCC Brazil general secretary Wagner Gomes to inform him that Rafael Mendes (Atos), winner of the under 66kg division, won the reward for quickest submission, for his match against the USA’s Justin Rader, as published on the www.adcc.cc website. With the news, Rafael becomes another 1,400 dollars richer.
“I got an email from the committee informing me they were unable to get in touch with Rafael, to let him know about the prize, and I contacted the athlete, who sent his account information to the organizers and will receive the reward,” remarked Wagner to GRACIEMAG.com.
Check out the other athletes rewarded bonuses for ADCC 2009:
Best fighter: Braulio Estima
Best takedown: Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (on Jeff Monson, in the over 99kg division)
Best match: Marcelo Garcia vs Kron Gracie