2016 European: day 2 crowns blue belt and purple belt champions

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Gustavo Batista

Day 2 of the 2016 European championship was all devoted to blue belts and purple belts.

The highlight was the open class division both for men and women.

In the blue belt, Brazilian team PSLPB Cicero Costha closed out the male division with André Porfírio and Francisco Andrade.

After finishing Mebtouch Reda with a foot lock in the semifinal, André got the gold medal.

In the female division, another close out, now between NS Brotherhood teammates Izadora Silva and Amanda da Silva.

Izadora took the title home.

In the purple belt, Natalia Zumba recovered from a second place in the lightweight division to win the open class in great fashion.

She finished Jesmine Latrach with a foot lock for the gold medal.

Kennedy Alencar

Kennedy Alencar

In the male division, Gustavo Batista repeated the gold double campaign he had in Lisbon as a blue belt in 2015.

First he won the heavyweight division and then won three more matches to conquer the open class.

He finished Pete O with an ezequiel choke for the gold medal.

Click here for the partial results after day 2.

Another standout of the day was Rubens Cobrinha’s son, Kennedy Maciel.

With four outstanding performances, he conquered the light-featherweight division finishing three opponents.

Here is a photo gallery of day 2.

Coverage offered by Gameness.


Day 3 kicks off this Friday, at 9AM (Lisbon time).

Click here to follow the complete coverage on Instagram.


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