Pan No-Gi: Popovitch absolute and other results

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Popovitch in action in NYC. Photo By Dan Rod

Popovitch in action in NYC. Photo By Dan Rod

The 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship set the New York City College on fire this Saturday.

Pablo Popovitch was the adult black belt absolute champion, defeating Alliance’s Lucas Lepri in the final match by two advantages scored for having almost passed Lepri’s guard.

The gold in the open class was a comeback for Popovitch, who was defeated by Erza Lennon in the middle-heavy semifinal, settling for the bronze medal.

The black belt division champions were: Henrique Silva (light-feather), Osvaldo Moizinho (Feather), Lucas Lepri (Light), Vinicius Marinho (Middle), Kleber Oliveira (Medium-heavy), Roberto Alencar (Heavy), Diego Gamonal (Super-Heavy), Diego Santana(Ultra-Heavy).

Sofia Amarante won the female black belt featherweight and Thaysa Silva was the medium heavy champion. Valerie Worthington had no adversaries in the open class.

In the master & senior division, Fernando Di Pierro (master heavyweight champion) and UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida (senior 1 meddium-heavyweight champion) deserve mention.

In the Teams competition, Alliance topped the adults podium with 72pts followed by Gracie Elite (43pts) and Toronto BJJ (43pts). Alliance also won the female and the master & senior divisions. In the juvenile competition, Renato Tavares Association finished first.

For the full results, click here.


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