A regular at IBJJF tournaments, Daniel Beleza of SAS/Academy of Combative Arts notched his second Miami Open title last Saturday. The black belt put in a stellar showing at the Miami Dade College gymnasium, tapping out two opponents to win gold in the light featherweight division.
“This is the fruit of a lot of hard work and dedication to the sport. I managed to show what I’ve been doing in training. I tapped out both my opponents with chokes from the back,” he told GRACIEMAG.com afterwards.
In the first match I got the takedown, passed guard and took the back. Now the final was really quick. I faced Bruno of American Top Team. I picked up the pace, made it to mount and grabbed his collar before transitioning to back control, where I finished up,” he recalled, before revealing his plans to compete at the IBJJF Pro League at the end of the year.
“I’ll reach my objective at the last IBJJF event of 2012. The adult black belt ranking is coming out, and with it come the names of the athletes on the IBJJF Pro League lineup this December in California. I’m one of them, and I’m going after the prize money this sport has never seen before,” he added.
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