The standout at the IBJJF’s Houston Open on the 13th, Alexandro Ceconi struck gold in the absolute.
“It was the first competition of the year for me and, thank God, all went well. I could see how training will have to keep getting ever more intense,” he says in analysis.
However, he already has other challenges in mind: the Jiu-Jitsu Pan and the World Pro. In the latter, Ceconi is the current under-92 kg champion.
“I really want to fight at the Pan and that’s what I’m preparing to do. I feel my division is like the others: really tough. That being the case, I need to be really prepared to face everyone. As for the World Pro, I still need to try out to try and get the cost of the trip paid for. But I’m in, as I’m the current champion,” says the Romulo Reis and Rilion Gracie student.
In the hustle and bustle of training and competing, the black belt still finds time for MMA, a style in which he holds two wins and remains unbeaten. However:
“During the first half of the year I’m going to focus on Jiu-Jitsu, just as I did last year. One step at a time…”
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