Cláudia do Val’s foot lock in the New York Open’s absolute

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Cláudia do Val.

Eyeing the top of the IBJJF rankings, Cláudia do Val has again won double gold in the U.S. Fighting at the New York Spring Open, held last month, the De la Riva representative put on a show and concluded her run in the absolute division with a nice submission win.

After winning the heavyweight title by default, Claudia fought twice in the absolute. In the final, she was faced with Fiona M. Watson (Fight Club). Following an ineffective start that led both fighters to be penalized, Fiona made her move, attempting a foot a attack. What she hadn’t foreseen was Cláudia using Fiona’s movement against her and sinking a tournament-winning toe hold.

Watch the fight here:

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