2015 Worlds No-Gi: Pena, Mackenzie crowned open class champions; other results

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gamenessAnother chapter of the history of the World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu championship was written this Sunday, Nov.8.

Felipe Pena and Mackenzie Dern ended the weekend with the most valuable prizes, the black belt open class gold medals.

Pena did even better and also won the heavyweight division.

In the male open class final, Pena and Matheus Diniz gave the crowd what they wanted, in ten minutes of great thrills.

Diniz was the only one of Pena’s opponents who did not tap to one of his attacks either to their feet, knees, arms or necks.

Felipe won seven out of his eight matches during the weekend by submission.

Diniz did his best to avoid the tap, but could not defend the ten points Felipe scored throughout the match.

The absolute final ended with Felipe on Diniz’ back, but unable to finish with a rear naked choke.

“The funny thing is that up until recently, I did not like to compete in no-gi. I had to change my game completely to make it work without the grips,” said Felipe about his success without the kimono.

In the female open class final, Mackenzie Dern gave Andresa Correa no time to put her game plan to work.

The featherweight launched a barrage of attacks on the foot and arms, but eventually caught the opponent in a tight guillotine to earn her first IBJJF open class title in a world championship.

“Most of the time, if I am attacking my opponents, it means they are not attacking me, so that’s what I try to do all the time,” explained Mackenzie.

Here’s a photo gallery of the open class finals.

2015 Worlds No-Gi - Day 2 - Open Class Finals

In the weight divisions, results were the following in the order they happened.

Patricia Santos caught Chelsea Donner with a rear naked choke to become the light-feather champion.

Tammi Musumeci swept once and then got tto full mount to with the featherweight final against Mackenzie Dern. Tammi added the second title to her World No-Gi black belt record.

Karen Antunes caught Kiri Liao in a tight guillotine to become the lightweight champion.

Angelica Galvão defended two dangerous armlock attacks to beat Amanda Loewen 2-1 on advantages and win the gold medal in the middleweight division.

Andresa Correa caught Leanna Dittrich with a quick leg lock to win the medium-heavy division.

Caio Terra needed only 50 seconds to finish Yusuke Honma with a modified omoplata lock in the roosterweight final and win his eighth Worlds No-Gi title since 2008.

Felipe Pena caught Jackson Sousa with a foot lock at the very end of the match to win the heavyweight division.


João Miyao won his second gold medal in a row at the Worlds No-Gi after he beat Samir Chantre 8-6 in the light-featherweight final.

Augusto Tanquinho and Osvaldo Queixinho closed out the featherweight division. Tanquinho took the gold medal home.

Michael Langhi struck gold in his first appearance at the Worlds No-Gi after a 2-0 win over Mansher Khera in the lightweight final.

DJ Jackson conquered his second gold medal at the black belt division of the Worlds No-Gi when he beat Jonathan Satava 3-0 with a guard pass in the middleweight final.

Lucas Barbosa managed a takedown early in the match to beat Thiago Sá 2-0 in the medium-heavyweight final.

João Assis won his third title at the Worlds No-Gi with a 4-0 win over Roberto Alencar in the superheavy final.

Gabriel Lucas beat Mahamed Aly 2-1 on advantages to add the ultra-heavy title to his 2015 title. Here’s a photo gallery of the weight class finals.

2015 Worlds No-Gi - Day 2 - Weight Classes Finals

In the team’s competition, final results were:


1 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 67

2 – Alliance – 63

3 – Gracie Barra – 39

4 – CheckMat – 37

5 – Brasa CTA – 21

6 – GF Team – 20

7 – Soul Fighters BJJ – 19

8 – Unity Jiu-jitsu – 19

9 – American Top Team – 18

10 – Rodrigo Vaghi BJJ – 18


1 – Alliance – 42

2 – Gracie Barra – 30

3 – CheckMat – 28

4 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 23

5 – Soul Fighters BJJ – 21

6 – GF Team – 21

7 – Fight Sports – 21

8 – PSLPB Cicero Costha – 18

9 – Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas – 13

10 – Gracie Humaita – 12


1 – Gracie Barra – 137

2 – Alliance – 96

3 – Brasa CTA – 95

4 – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu – 87

5 – CheckMat – 74

6 – Samir Chantre BJJ – 49

7 – McVicker’s BJJ – 42

8 – RCJ Machado – 37

9 – Carlson Gracie Team – 36

10 – Soul Fighters BJJ – 33


1 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 42

2 – Gracie Barra – 22

3 – Alliance – 21

4 – Fight Sports – 19

5 – Action & Reaction Mixed Martial Arts Toronto – 18

6 – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu – 15

7 – Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu – 12

8 – Knuckleup – 12

9 – CheckMat – 12

10 – Colorado BJJ – 10

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