Yuri Simões and Nathiely de Jesus had devastating performances to win double gold at the No-Gi Worlds which just concluded this Sunday in Daly City, Calif. Yuri Simões became the first-ever two-time black-belt absolute champion. This was achieved through a win over Murilo Santana on penalties in the final. At ultra-heavyweight, Simões scored 19-0 on Aaron Johnson in a semifinal and then beat Gustavo Dias 4-0.
Nathiely Jesus repeated her 2015 campaign, when she won double gold at brown. In the open class final, she took the back of Andresa Correa and used an RNC to decide matters. At medium heavyweight, Nathiely subbed Megan Nevill via toe hold in the final. Besides getting silver in the open, Correa won the heavyweight category for a third time.
Worth noting, also, is Caio Terra’s ninth roosterweight title. He closed out the tournament with his mate Thiago Narciso. Another interesting final was at light featherweight. Again it came down to Michael Musumeci and João Miyao. Musumeci ended up scoring 8-6 for the gold.
Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa won his third world championship in a new class. The already middleweight and medium heavyweight champ decided to venture at heavyweight. He finished Nick Schrock with a toe hold in a semifinal and beat Vitor Oliveira1-0 on advantages.
Luiz Panza finished Paul Ibarra in a semi via armbar and then used a foot lock on Jared Dopp.
See the adult black belt results below, and click here for the complete results.
Male adult black belt semifinals and finals:
Caio Terra def. Washington Lima by choke
Thiago Narciso def. José Santos
Final: Caio Terra closeout with Thiago Narciso
João Miyao def. Rene Lopez by DQ
Michael Musumeci def. Thomas Lisboa by points (4-2)
Final: Michael Musumeci def. João Miyao by points (8-6)
Osvaldo Moizinho def. Kim Terra by 2-1 on advantages
Samir Chantre def. Gabriel Morangoni by split judges decision
Final: Osvaldo Moizinho closeout with Samir Chantre
Marcio André def. AJ Agazarm by 6-4 on advantages
Rodrigo Freitas def. Mansher Khera by 2-0 on advantages
Final: Marcio André def. Rodrigo Freitas by 2-0 on advantages
Jonathan Satava def. Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde by points (2-0)
Marcelo Mafra def. Marcos Tinoco by 2-0 on advantages
Final: Marcelo Mafra def. Jonathan Satava with a guillotine choke
Charles Negromonte def. Valdir Junior by 4-0 on advantages
Josh Hinger def. Matheus Diniz by points (4-0)
Final: Josh Hinger def. Charles Negromonte by points (11-0)
Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa def. Nick Schrock with a toehold
Vitor Oliveira def. William Bush with a guillotine choke
Final: Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa def. Vitor Oliveira by 1-0 on advantages
Jared Dopp def. Muslim Patsarigov by split judges decision
Luiz Panza def. Paul Ibarra with an armbar
Final: Luiz Panza def. Jared Dopp with a foot lock
Yuri Simões def. Aaron Johnson by points (19-0)
Gustavo Dias def. Mahamed Aly by points (2-0)
Final: Yuri Simões def. Gustavo Dias by points (4-0)
Open class: Yuri Simões def. Murilo Santana by penaltys
Female adult black belt finals:
Light feather – Pati Fontes def. Fiona Watson with a foot lock
Featherweight – Talita Alencar def. Maxiiine Thylin by points (15-2)
Lightweight – Tammi Musumeci def. Jaqueline Amorim by points (6-4)
Middleweight – Amanda Alequin def. Ida Floisvik with a triangle choke
Medium-Heavyweight – Nathiely Jesus def. Megan Nevill with a toehold
Heavyweight – Andresa Correa def. Charlene Coats (no shows)
Open class – Nathiely Jesus def. Andresa Correa with a RNC