Three-time roosterweight world champion Bruno Malfacine ended up falling short in the final at the 2011 Pan to his big rival in competition, Caio Terra. The two have starred in electrifying finals in all the main IBJJF events.
The fact the title didn’t pan out for him this time doesn’t mean the black belt didn’t show first-rate Jiu-Jitsu on the mats in Irvine. In the semifinal, “Bad Boy” let all his technique shine through with a quick and pinpoint armbar, just when his opponent, Wellington Megaton, wasn’t expecting it.
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