2015 European: Galvão vs. Silva; Garcia vs. Dern in the open class finals; see the best images of day 4

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OfferedBy_GamenessusarAndre Galvão and Igor Silva will battle for the 2015 European black belt open class title this Sunday, January 25.

Galvão got there with an all-submission campaign of four matches this Saturday.

First Galvão caught .Gabriel Rosberg’s neck, then he faced Thomas Johanessen and won with another choke from the back.

The quarterfinal was against Eberth Santos, newly arrived to the black belt division.

Galvão gave Santos a not very warm welcome with a choke from north south.

The semifinal put Galvão face to face with Checkmat’s Tarcisio Jardim and once again the Atos leader imposed his game to win by armbar submission.

On the other side of the bracket, Igor Silva worked in silence to advance each step until the final.

First he beat Alexandre Vieira, then he defeated Maksymilian Wisniewski.

The opponent in the quarterfinals was Jurandir Conceição, submitted with a foot lock.

The semifinal was a fast match against Lucio Lagarto.

A choke from the back granted Silva his place in the final.

In the female division, Gabrielle Garcia and Mackenzie Dern will clash for the gold medal just like they did at last year’s Worlds No-Gi

Both Gabi and Mackenzie fought twice to get to the final.

Gabi first beat Anna Mayne with and armbar and then choked Shanti Abelha from side control.

Mackenzie also fought twice, first choking Laurence Cousin with an ezekiel from the mount and then getting a referee decision win over Dominika Obelenyte.

Here are the best images of the day.



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