The Dallas Open took place last weekend and had Jared Dopp as the big winner of the gi section, while Gabriel Marangoni stood out without the gi.
A black-belt under Rafael Lovato Jr., Dopp won half of his double gold in a super-heavyweight final versus Jimmy Lugo. In the open division, it came down to him and middleweight champ De’Alonzio Jackson, and Dopp again succeeded. Gabriel Marangoni, meanwhile, became featherweight gi champion, but it was in the no-gi section that he really shone.
Much lighter than his competition, he beat medium heavyweight champion Samuel Snow in the absolute final. Also worth pointing out is the performance of Lucas Pinheiro, of AMBJJ, who beat both light featherweight fields and took bronze in the gi absolute division.
Yesterday was a good day. It was my last chance to qualify for #ibjjfworlds and I managed to pull it off. I walked away from the #DallasOpen with double gold after four tough matches. Leaned a lot and definitely found parts of my game that need sharpening. Next up is the @f2wpro in Denver followed by the Worlds! #BJJ #iamhyperfly #ycth #lovatojiujitsu #RibeiroJiuJitsu @hyperfly @studio540 @truenutrition @warhorsept