Danish Alexander Trans had a picture perfect final against Yuri Simões.
He swept the Brazilian in the early beginning and then passed guard, got the mount and finally finished with an armbar.
He said: “I knew he had a strong spider guard game, so when I swept, I immediately put pressure to pass and had success”.
Trans also talked about the importance of being a pioneer: “This title is very important for my career and it’s nice to be the first European, but I train with a lot of Brazilians, I go to Brazil so often. I don´t pay much attention to being European”.
In the female division, Luanna Alzuguir played a strategic game to defeat Ida Hansson 2-0 with a sweep.
“The European brings me luck! I wanted to open my game, but when you face someone as skilled as Ida, a 2-0 is a landslide,” said Luanna.
The other results of the black belt were:
Caio Terra defeated Koji Shibamoto 3-0 on advantages
Jose Thiago Barros got the gold medal in a close-out with João Miyao
Rafael Mendes defeated Paulo Miyao 3-0 (guard pass)
Michael Langhi got the gold medal in an close-out with Francisco Iturralde
Claudio Calasans Jr defeated JT Torres by referees decision after a 2-2 tie
Thiago Sá got the gold medal in a close-out with Renato Cardoso
Jackson Souza defeated Yuri Simões 2-0 (takedown)
Lucio Lagarto defeated Rafael Lovato Jr 2-0 (sweep)
Rodrigo Cavaca defeated Ricardo Evangelista 4-2 (sweeps)
Laurence Cousin defeated Andrea de Souza 6-0
Vanessa Oliveira defeated Ida Hansson 5-2 on advantages
Luanna Alzuguir defeated Janni Larsson 2-0 (sweep)
At the teams competition, the final results were:
1 – Alliance – 86
2 – CheckMat – 44
3 – Brasa Caio Terra – 43
1 – Alliance – 56
2 – CheckMat – 47
3 – Roger Gracie Academy – 24
1 – Gracie Barra – 41
2 – Soul Fighters BJJ – 18
3 – Renzo Gracie Israel – 15
1 – Gracie Barra – 234
2 – Alliance – 182
3 – CheckMat – 153
1 – Icon Jiu-Jitsu Team – 54
2 – CheckMat – 39
3 – Roger Gracie Academy – 31
For the full results, go to ibjjf.com