At the last World Championship, in the Long Beach Pyramid, then-brown belt Lana Stefanac beat Kyra Gracie in the absolute final.
At the World Pro in Abu Dhabi, brown belt Gabrielle Garcia overcame Lana.
At the Pan, though, Gabi closed out the absolute division with teammate and black belt Luanna Alzuguir, and once and for all the moniker given the duo from Alliance, “Pink & Brain”, took.
At the Brazilian Nationals, however, in the absolute black belt division, Luzia Fernades (Gracie Barra), who lost to Gabi in Abu Dhabi, beat Luanna Alzuguir by 1 to 0 on advantage points, opening the scoring just 30 seconds from the end.
But Gabi Garcia maintained her invincibility: she won her weight group and the absolute at brown belt after submitting the USA’s Hillary Williams, since the Brazilian Nationals divvies all the different belts into separate groups.
What now? Who’s going to win the brown/black belt absolute division at the 2010 Worlds, the stateliest tournament of the year?
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