The National Cup came to a close this Sunday at Magno high school in São Paulo. The event distributed R$ 60,000 among the winners of the various divisions. The biggest standout of the competition was Rodolfo Vieira, winner of the men’s absolute belt.
In the other divisions, Bruno Frazatto (Atos) did well to win the featherweight division, leaving in his wake Mario Reis and Leon Amancio (Check Mat), in the decider. Fighting at light featherweight, instead of his usual roosterweight division, Bruno Malfacine carries on in his winning ways. He defeated Samir Chantre (Carlson Gracie) to become champion. Ivaniel Cavalcanti won the roosterweight division.
Cícero Costha took the lightweight prize, while Claudio Calasans conquered yet another gold medal for Atos, at middleweight. The medium heavyweight division was won by Sérgio Moraes (Alliance); Alexandre de Souza (Gracie Floripa) won at heavyweight; Denis Gomes won at super heavyweight; and Luiz Big Mac took top spot on the winners’ stand in the ultraheavyweight division.
The big standout of the women’s division was Gabrielle Garcia (Alliance). The 2010 world champion at weight and open weight won the two divisions again. Michelle Tavares, winner of her weight group and the lightweight absolute, came up spades, too, having beaten Michelle Nicolini for the absolute belt and submitted two opponents at weight.