European No-Gi: Bernardo Faria wins the open class, Gracie Barra team champion

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Faria(right) was the black belt open class champion

Faria(right) was the black belt open class champion

The first ever European No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF championship took place this Sunday, in London, UK.

World champion Bernardo Faria was the black belt absolute champion.

He closed out the final with team member Dimitrius Souza.

Bernardo wrote about it on his Facebook page: “I closed out the open class with my mate Dimitrius Souza here in London. I fought twice, submitted the first guy with a leg lock and won the semifinal 8-0. I am so happy for having won yet another championship for Alliance, and this time with Dimi. Now, next stop is Los Angeles, for the Worlds No-Gi.”

In the adult black belt division, the champions were: Maxmiliano Campos (feather), Theodoro Canal (Light), Michael Langhi (middle), Eduardo Rios (medium-heavy), Dimitrius Souza (heavy), Bernardo Faria (super-heavy), Thiago Borges (Ultra-heavy), .

In the team competition, Gracie Barra finished first with 127pts; Check Mat was the runner-up with 123pts and Roger Gracie Academy was third with 116pts.

For the full results, go to ibjjf.org.

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