Further proof of how Jiu-Jitsu is becoming an ever more global sport, the absolute brown belt title went to Denmark. CheckMat rep Alexander Trans took the absolute gold after winning the decider against José Carlos, a Juarez Soares student and GFTeam representative.
Besides winning the absolute and ultraheavyweight division at the Worlds, this year Trans also won at weight and open weight at the European Open, Pan and his weight class at the Brazilian Nationals, where he sat out the open. Find out more clicking here.
Further standouts at brown belt were João Gabriel, who won the heavyweight division and took third in the absolute, and Michel Langhi, winner of the featherweight division.