“Everyone in Ecuador is stoked,” said overjoyed lightweight Francisco Iturralde, otherwise known as “Sinistro” from team Alliance, in a conversation with GRACIEMAG.com. “Now I’m World Pro champion with and without the gi – and Pan-American champion!”
The purple belt competition addict is the student of our GMA Fernando Soluço, who teaches in the South American nation. At the Pan the lightweight even snapped up a bronze medal in the absolute.
In Abu Dhabi, though, it was no walk in the park. “The Gi Jiu-Jitsu final was 0-0 and 2-2 on advantage points against Victor.” Check out some of the matches of the promising up-and-comer from Alliance.