The white and blue belt dispute served up heaps of excitement as well, on the final day of the World Pro in Abu Dhabi. Among the standouts was adoptive son of Sheikh Tahnoon, Faisal Al Kutbi.
In the over-78kg absolute, the local representative defeated all his opponents and overcame Tarek Mattar in the decider, by 4 to 2 with takedowns. The crowd went wild. Faisal also won at weight (93 kg), defeating Brazil’s Celson Frabetti.
In the under-78 kg absolute, Jonathan Tuck was on a roll, but lost in the final, dropping 2 to 0 against Mohammed Naser.
Matheus Luckmann was another who did great. The Alliance representative, who won last week’s Pan-American, won the under-68 kg division.
Check out all the results:
Over 78 kg Absolute
Faisal Al Kutbi (EAU) defeated Tarek Mattar
Jonathan Tuck (Guam) defeated Mohammed Naser (UAE)
Tarek Al Kutbi (UAE) defeated Ahmed Gloum (UAE)
Matheus Luckmann (Brazil) defeated Jacob Sandoval (USA)
Final: Daniel Agard (United Kingdom) defeated Daniel Svensson (Sweden)
Final: Khaled Abdul Kareem (Jordan) defeated Jonathan Tuck (Guam, USA)
Final: Kit Dale (Australia) defeated Gustavo Silvestro (Brazil)
Final: Krysztof Saganowski (Poland) defeated Majid Al Naqbi (UAE)
Final: Faisal Al Kutbi (UAE)defeated Celson Frabetti (Brazil)
Final: Yahya Mansoor (UAE)defeated Marcelo Tarso (Brazil)
Final: Hideki Sekine (Japan)defeated Willie Leonard (USA)