The city of San Jose must one of Diego Herzog’s favorite places in the world.
This Sunday, April 21, he won for the third time in a row the adult male black belt open class division of the 6th American Cup.
He defeated Yuri Simões 7-0 in the final.
The match was at full speed and Herzog built the score with two sweeps and a guarda pass in the end.
“I watched his matches and decided to pull guard. I am glad to have succeeded to kill his game,” said Herzog afterwords.
In the other two fights until the gold, He swept and then caught Elliot Kelly with a foot lock in the semifinal and choked Tryfon Stathopolos from inside his guard.
It was my third title here,” said Herzog, who also won in 2011 and 2012.
Other than the open class, the black belt division crowned the following fighters:
Oswaldo Moizinho won the featherweight. In only one fight, he caught Kyle Cometta in a foot lock for the gold.
Tanner Rice won the middleweight. In twon fights, he defeated local rival Nathan Mendelsohn in the semifinal by one advantage after a 2-2 tie in points. In the final, he caught Marcus Antelante in an armbar after pulling guard and locking a triangle.
Diogo Araujo caught Tryfon Stathopolos on a americana lock for the medium-heavy gold.
Yuri Simões won the super-heavyweight. He defeated Marcel Fortuna 2-0 with a sweep.
Also in one fight, Diego Herzog won the heavyweight. He defeated Elliot Kelly 5-4 in a close fight.
In the adult teams’ competition, the results were as follows:
Ralph Gracie – 90pts
Coalition 95 – 59pts
Caio Terra BJJ – 48
Ralph Gracie – 22pts
Marin MMA – 21pts
Coalition 95 – 16pts
Here is the video of the Open Class final between Diego Herzog and Yuri Simões
Here is the photo galeery of day 2 at the 6th American Cup
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