Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa (Soul Fighters) is another black belt star confirmed to participate at the next US Open, on the 15th-17th of October in Santa Cruz, California.
Lightweight bronze medalist at the 2009 Worlds, Formiga also had a good run at the Las Vegas Open, taking silver after a back-and-forth match with Rodrigo Teixeira.
Além de Formiga, quem também se inscreveu esta semana foi a faixa-marrom Angela Sauermann (Pitbull Jiu-Jitsu), mais uma favorita para o ouro.
Besides Formiga, brown belt favorite Angela Sauermann (Pitbull Jiu-Jitsu) has also entered the running for gold.
For further information on the athletes in the tournament, details on places to stay in Santa Cruz and to sign up, visit the event’s official website here.