Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes was the big name at this weekend’s South American Jiu-Jitsu Open in Santa Catarina. The Soul Fighters rep won the lightweight group and absolute winning both titles after facing Mario Reis in the final (read here). But there were a number of other black belts who put on swell showings at the São José Multiuso Arena.
At roosterweight, Leandro da Silva (CheckMat) took top spot. Now the light featherweight winner was Leandro Martins (CheckMat). At featherweight, Bruno Frazatto (Atos) took the gold, after beating Maximiliano Farias (CheckMat) in the decider.
Gracie Barra took first at middleweight, with Bruno Almeida. Another Atos ace, Vitor Toledo took top spot at medium heavyweight, having overcome Eduardo Milioli (Rilion Gracie) in the final. Ivaldo de Oliveira added another gold to CheckMat’s count, at heavyweight. João Severina and Mauro Oliveira shut out the super heavyweight class, which captured gold and silver for Rilion Gracie, while Gustavo Dias (CM System) brought joy to his master Cristiano Marcello’s heart by winning the ultra heavyweight.
Among the girls, Priscila Prandini (CheckMat) came out on top, winning both the medium heavyweight and the open weight classes at brown/black belt.
In the adult division, Gracie Barra won the team contest, followed by Atos and CheckMat.
For complete results, click here.