This Saturday in Campos, Rio de janeiro, the 2nd Martial Arts Challenge was held, organized by black belt Leonardo Santos. The big draw was the Jiu-Jitsu challenge between the academies GFTeam and Nova União, with the former winning by 4 to 2.
In the black belt bouts, Denílson Pimenta (GFTeam) didn’t take long in submitting Jimmy Gusmão (NU) with a forearm choke from back mount. Now Eduardo Pessoa (NU) started out losing to Vitor Henrique (GFTeam) by a takedown, but rallied back with a sweep and a takedown in the waning moments. Philipe Freitas (GFTeam/PH) submitted Thiago Pulguinha (NU) with a choke from back mount.
In sealing GFTeam’s triumph, José Carlos and Rodolpho Bomfim, while Evander Somália secured Nova União’s other win.
“It was awesome! It was the first time I helped organize an event, so as I have so much experience fighting, I sought to make it so the athletes felt really well so they could put on a show. The arena was packed, and there were great matches and it was excellently organized. The money prizes were paid right at the moment, everything worked out just right! I’m grateful to everyone who helped make it all work out,” says a jubilant Léo Santos.
Check out the complete results:
Blue belt – Evander Somalia (NU) defeated Otto Miranda (GFTeam) via submission (triangle)
Purple belt – Rodolpho Bonfim (GFTeam) defeated Kaue Damasceno (NU) by one advantage point
Brown belt – Zé Carlos (GFTeam ) defeated Vinicius (NU) via submission (triangle)
Black belt – Philipe Freitas (GFTeam) defeated Thiago Pulguinha (NU) via submission (choke from back mount)
Black belt – Denislon Pimenta (GFTeam) defeated Jimmy Gusmão (NU) via forearm choke from behind
Black belt – Eduardo Pessoa (NU) defeated Vitor Henrique (GFTeam) by 4 to 2 (sweep and takedown)