2015 Worlds: Batista wins blue belt double gold to complete grand slam; Alliance, Cicero Costha tied at 22pts

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selo_hayabusaDay 1 of the 2015 Worlds is a wrap in Long Beach, California.

PSLPB Cicero Costha’s Gustavo Batista was the standout of the Thursday after winning both the medium-heavy and the open class division at blue belt.

With a style that resembles a lot the way Rodolfo Vieira fights, Batista put a lot of pressure on his opponents to pass guards and finish from the mount or back.

In the open class division, he did just that against Jonnathas Gracie da Silva at the semifinal and Jackson Rubens in the big final.

With this Thursday’s medals, Batista completed what is called the Jiu-Jitsu grand slam: he won both his weight division and the open class at the European, Pan, Brazilian Nationals and Worlds.

Click here for the compete results of the day.

On the teams competition, Cicero Costha and Alliance placed 1st with 22 points, followed by Gracie Elite (12) and Atos JJ (12).

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Day 2 kicks off this Friday, 9AM, with the purple belt division.

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See a photo gallery with  some of the best images of day 1.



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