Day two of the 2014 IBJJF Paris International Open on Sunday, June 29, saw many of the fighters shed their kimonos and prepare to compete in the faster-paced world of no-gi grappling. Some had chosen to compete in both categories whilst some had saved themselves for the second event. The black belt results were as follows:
In the only match of the lightweight black belt division, France’s Julien Gaillard faced off against Switzerland’s Ilke Bulut in a rematch of their previous day’s encounter. Despite a strong effort from Gaillard the result was the same, with Bulut securing the back and applying a rear naked choke to take the victory and his first IBJJF black belt title.
In the middleweight division, Diego Vivaldo of Guigo JJ overcame Swiss-based Felipe Thiago in the semifinal and Fernando Paulon in the final to take his second gold of the weekend.
The previous day’s action had taken a toll on the competitors in the middle heavyweight division, with three of the six competitors not making it to scales. In the end, Thomas Loubersanes of Acemat claimed the championship defeating US-based Omar Sabha of Brazilian Top Team in the final match.
In the super-heavyweight division, Checkmat’s Chico Mendes continued his run of form from the previous day, taking the gold medal by finishing Ronny Carvalho with an arm triangle within a minute.
Ultra-heavyweight again saw the GFTeam duo of Igor Silva and Leandro Vilar closing out. With no option of moving down a weight class they elected to save themselves for the open class, with Silva allowing Vilar to take the gold this time around.
The absolute division was a rather underattended affair, with the long weekend of fighting draining some of the energy from the competitors. In the end, a cross-team closeout gave Filipe Bobrick of Alliance the gold, Igor Silva of GFTeam the silver, and Chico Mendes and Leandro Vilar the two bronzes.