Assis beats Xande and takes home 10 grand

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João Assis. Photo: publicity

Grapplers Quest put together a 32-man super-tournament worth 10 thousand dollars to the winner.

The big name of the event was João Assis. The beast from CheckMat overcame the highly decorated Xande Ribeiro, a two-time absolute world champion in Jiu-Jitsu, in the final. To get past the stalwart, Assis first landed a takedown and followed up with a sweep to win by 4 to 2.

Prior to the final the fighter made it past opponents of the caliber of Bruno Bastos, who he beat by a single advantage point in the semifinals, and tapped out his other three opponents. Xande eliminated the likes of Leopoldo Serão.

Assis gets to cash in a check like this one

Although de dropped out in the semifinal when Xande Ribeiro caught him in a triangle choke for the finish, Rustam Chsiev returned to the mat to take third place over Bruno Bastos. The match went to extra time and, after ending in a draw, the judges rewarded Chsiev the win.

The event also featured a supermatch won by Ulysses Gomez.

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