The European Open 2011’s champions have been defined. At black belt, Sérgio Moraes snatched the absolute title for Alliance this Sunday in Lisbon, Portugal.
In the decider Moraes overcame Claudio Calasans. He was also in the medium heavyweight final against Bráulio Estima but lost to the Gracie Barra star.
At light featherweight, Ary Farias debuts at black belt with a win, defeated three-time world champion roosterweight Bruno Malfacine.
At featherweight the Mendes brothers, Rafael and Guilherme, shut out the division, just as they used to do in the old days.
The same went for the lightweight division, with Alliance’s Michael Langhi and Lucas Lepri closing out, just as they did in 2010.
Top spot in the middleweight division went to Cláudio Calasans, who was also a finalist in the absolute. The Atos ace beat Bruno Almeida.
At heavyweight, Alliance shut out again with Leonardo Nogueira and Bernardo Faria.
Lúcio Lagarto took the superheavyweight crown for Gracie Barra by beating Rafael Lovato Jr.
Brasa duo Rodrigo Comprido and Igor Silva closed out the ultraheavyweight group.
In the ladies’ contest, Luanna Alzuguir took lightweight gold by beating Michelle Nicolini. Also noteworthy is how the fighter closed out the female absolute with Gabi Garcia. Marina Medeiros defeated Kyra Gracie at featherweight, while Ida Hansson defeated Priscila Juni.
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