The 2013 IBJJF New York Summer Open brought another group of black belts to the big apple in the second New York tournament by the IBJJF this year. Last April we saw a heavy showing of Gracie Barra black belts with Otavio Sousa earning double gold. This year the mix was rather spread out with only a couple black belts from the same team.
Vitor Henrique Oliveira of GFTeam placed third at the 2013 World Championship in the middleweight division losing to the champion, Otavio Sousa. Traveling to New York, he was able to take the place of Otavio and earn double gold as well, winning the middleweight division along the way. Vitor defeated Brian O’Leary of Gracie Humaita with a choke after scoring 20 points to win the semi-final. In the final he faced Daniel Tavares of SAS Team USA submitting him fairly quickly. Daniel defeated DJ Jackson on his way to the final with a three point lead.
In the open weight division, Vitor had two fights. He defeated Roger Ambrosi of Renzo Gracie with a spinning armbar from side control and defeated DJ Jackson in the final by points, 5-2.
The black belt male light-featherweight division had five competitors. Daniel Beleza of SAS Team, who placed third at the 2013 World Championship won the division. He defeated Mark Ramos with a loop choke then defeated Jose Gonzales Jr. of Nova Uniao by a two point lead. The featherweight division held three competitors so in a round robin situation, Raphael Fernandes of Renzo Gracie Team took the gold. He lost to Isac Chavez of Nova Uniao by points his first match, defeated his next match Ramon Flores-Luna by a two point lead and then was able to defeat Isac Chavez in the final. Lightweight gold went to Osvaldo Augusto Queixinho who flew from California. He defeated Fletcher Linton Jr. of Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu with a choke from side control and went on to defeat Renan Borges to win the gold. Middleweight was conquered by Vitor Henrique Oliveira and recapped above. Medium-heavy was won by Christopher Moriarty of Alliance Atlanta and super-heavyweight was won by Roger Ambrosi of Renzo Gracie.
The female black belt open weight division had four competitors. Featherweight Jen Petrina of Marcelo Garcia Academy defeated medium-heavyweight Karen Miller of Florian MMA by points 11-2. Featherweight Nyjah Easton of Team Lloyd Irvin defeated lightweight Bibiana Dos Tan Pacini of Brazilian Top Team with a transitioning armbar from triangle. In the final, Nyjah Easton defeated Jen Petrina with a quick mounted triangle-armbar.
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