The absolute division of the Abu Dhabi World Pro is going off, and just like in the No-Gi competition, there’s a fiesty little guy in the final. Whereas Mendes was the finalist without the gi last Saturday, Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” is the diminutive finalist, who’ll be fighting for the gold medal tomorrow in the gi.
In making it through, Cobrinha defeated current absolute champion Claudio Calasans by 4 to 2 in the quarterfinals. Bernardo Faria cleared the way for his skinny teammate, so Cobrinha’s in the final.
At the other end of the bracket, Rodolfo Vieira caught Michael Langhi by the arm in the quarterfinals, while Rômulo Barral beat Tarsis Humphreys by 5 to 2.
Rodolfo and Rômulo would have done battle for the other spot in the final, but Barral stepped aside and Rodolfo went through. Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for more breaking news.