This Saturday the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cup and Ryan Gracie No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu State Championship, sanctioned by the FJJ-Rio, took place at Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Guanabara Yacht Club. In the Carlson Cup, despite the championship going to Gracie Humaitá, one of the biggest standouts was the academy eponymous to the tournament. In second place overall, Carlson Gracie won all the absolute divisions from blue belt to black. In third came Brazilian Fight.
In the black belt division, the absolute champion was Fabrício Prantera; at brown Manoel Oliveira took the title; at purple it was Bruno Iglessias; while at blue Murillo Sabino and foreigner Steven Muldrow closed out for Carlson’s school.
The event was attended by such illustrious figures as Kyra Gracie, Amaury Bitetti and Carlson’s son, Junior Gracie.
Further standouts in the Carlson Gracie Cup were Kim Terra (Check Mat), winner of the lightweight division, and Marcelo “Vanuza” Toscano (Carlson Gracie), who closed out the super heavyweight division with Fabrício Prantera. In the master category, Fabio Alves (Brazilian Fight) took weight and absolute, while teammate Osiris Maia came out on top in the medium heavyweight / senior division.
In the overall team scores of the Ryan Gracie No-Gi tournament, Gracie Humaitá took first, followed by BTT and GFTeam.