Bruno Bastos to compete in Arizona and try for record in Rio

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Bruno Bastos will be in action in Arizona. Photo: Carlos Ozório

Bruno Bastos is a Jiu-Jitsu workingman. Whether with or without the gi, the Nova União representative competes and is always a candidate to place at the top. This Saturday will be no different. The fighter will be in action at the Arizona BJJ State Championship promoted by Gustavo Dantas. There’s a thousand-dollar payout for the winner of the absolute division.

“I’m going to compete in the absolute. I know there will be tough opponents like Guybson Sá. Hermes França’s going to be in the master division, too, so it will be real cool,” he says.

However, Bruno is shooting for another big achievement, but in Brazil, where he will enter the running at the Rio International Open and International Masters tournament to take place from the 22nd to the 25th of July.

“I’m going to compete in the Rio Open and the master as well. I want to win four medals. They don’t all need to be gold, but I’m aiming to get on the winners’ stand four times,” he tells

Now a resident of Dallas, Texas, the black belt promises to take a bevy of students with him to the events.

“I’ll arrive in Brazil on July 16 to compete. I’m going to take a group from here too and will leave teaching in the hands of my student Daniel Jacaré while I’m away,” he says in finishing.

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