The weekend was a lively, with the ADCC qualifiers shaking things up at São Paulo’s Clube Sírio club. After a day of competition on Saturday, Sunday featured the semifinals and finals defining who will be representing South America at the ADCC, which is set to take place September in England.
Check out who took top spot at the event:
Bruno Frazatto was the one to qualify from the men’s under 66 kg division. After three preliminary matches on Saturday, he met Gabriel Marangoni in the semifinal before facing and beating Caio Izidro in the final.
Under 66 kg men
1st Bruno Frazatto – (Atos Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Caio Izidro – (Power Lotus Team)
3rd Gabriel Marangoni – (Brasa Jiu Jitsu)
In the men’s under 77 kg division – one of the most stacked of the event – the winner was the focused Murilo Santana. Murilo eliminated the likes of Rodrigo Caporal, who had the quickest submission of the competition, in the semifinal, before winning his ticket against Antonio Roberto in the final.
Under 77 kg men
1st Murilo Santana – (Barbosa Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Antonio Roberto Crivelari – (Check Mat)
3nd Rodrigo Caporal – (Atos Jiu Jitsu)
Claudio Calasans came up spades in the men’s under 88 kg division after four matches. He beat Cristiano Titi in the semifinal, before facing David Vieira Silva, who had overcome several of the favorites, securing his spot at the main event in England.
Under 88 kg men
1st Claudio Calasans – (Atos Jiu Jitsu)
2nd David Vieira Silva – (Gordo Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Cristiano Lazarine – (Gracie Barra)
Augusto Ferrari was the big name of the under 99 kg division.
Under 99 kg men
1st Augusto Ferrari – (Cícero Costha)
2nd Renato Ferreira – (KGB)
3rd Mauro Celso Santiago – (Gracie Barra)
Gabriel Vella showed he had the goods in the over 99 kg division. He beat the likes of Joaquim Mamute in the preliminaries and went past Luiz Big Mac in the semifinal, before facing last year’s qualifier’s winner Glover Teixeira.
Under 99 kg men
1st Gabriel Vella – (Ryan Gracie)
2nd Glover Teixeira – (Soul Figthers)
3rd Luiz Theodoro “Big Mac” – (Godoi Jiu Jitsu)
In the under 60 kg women’s division Michelle Nicollini took the cake.
Under 60 kg women
1st Michele Nicolini – (Check Mat)
2nd Marina Soares Ribeiro – (Check Mat)
3rd Priscila Hamada – (Check Mat)
Talita “Treta” Nogueira was the winner of the over 60 kg division, having beaten Delcia Enricone in the prelims, then Fernanda Mazellia, and a riveting final with Roberta Pain.
Over 60 kg women
1st Talita Nogueira “Treta” – (Ryan Gracie)
2nd Roberta Pain – (Neo Dojo)
3rd Fernanda Mazelli – (Striker)