London Open: Mathias Ribeiro wins absolute; Langhi takes gold at middleweight

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London Open 2012

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The Crystal Palace National Sports Centre was the venue for IBJJF-sanctioned event in the English capital this Saturday. The big standout at the London Open was Brazil’s Mathias Ribeiro, who won the adult black belt absolute.

Mathias took bronze in the middleweight division earlier but redeemed himself with gold at open weight. His opponent in the final was Dimitri Souza of Alliance, who won the heavyweight division after beating Frontline Academy’s Renato Tavares.

Another big name from the London event was Alliance ace Michael Langhi. The two-time (2009-10) lightweight world champion took gold at middleweight after beating Pedro Bessa of Nine Nine JJ in the final.

Now Igor Silva of GFTeam won the ultraheavyweight dvision.

Check out the official results on the IBJJF website here.

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