2016 PAN: Faria, Lo; Andresa, Dominyka open class finalists; other results of day 3

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Day 3 of the 2016 PAN was a roller coaster of emotions that eventually peaked with the black belt open class, male and female.

In the end, Leandro Lo and Bernardo Faria will repeat 2015’s final while teammates Dominyka Obelenyte and Andresa Correa will met in the ladies final.

Faria submits all, Lo upsets Galvão 

The adult male black belt open class division was a gathering of stars and they started to shine early. Luiz Panza returned for his first major event after almost a year healing a broken leg. He made his way to the quarterfinals with victories over Kitner Moura, Mahamed Aly and James Puopolo. Tim Spriggs was on fire and met João Gabriel Rocha in another quarterfinal. It was a match that draw blood out of João’s mouth. Spriggs 5-2 win was a surprise for some. Before that, Rocha had beaten the always tough Murilo Santana. Leonardo Nogueira reached his quarterfinal beating Alessandro Ferreira 5-0 with a sweep and guard pass and Abraham Marte (6-0). His opponent would be André Galvão, who had finished Aaron Johnson and Alex Cecconi.

2016 Pan - Day 3 - male open class

Leandro Lo made to his quarterfinals after choking Danny Guy from the half guard and beating Guilherme Soares 3-0. Good friends, Panza made way to Lo for a spot in the semis. Bernardo Faria was deadly. He finished every one of his opponents. First he used his sneaky leg lock on Erza Lenon then he caught Victor Silverio in a triangle and finally repeated the leg lock on Gabriel Arges. In the semifinal against Spriggs, a Ezequiel choke was responsible for securing Faria’s spot in the final once again. The semifinal between Lo and Galvão did not see a lot of movement, but Lo was able to sweep and then use his unbelievable guard game to hold back Galvão and qualify for his third final in three years.

Dominyka back with a boom; Andresa keeps consistent

Since her impressive campaign at the 2015 Worlds, when she won both the heavyweight and the open class, Dominyka Obelenyte kept relatively away from the competition circuit. She returned this Saturday and displayed her well known game filled with pressure and creativity. Dom’s first victim was Talita Nogueira, finished with an armbar inside the triangle. Her opponent in the semifinal would be Mackenzie Dern, coming from finishing Leah Taylor with a toe hold and beating Fernanda Mazzelli 2-0 on advantages after a tough match. The semifinal was thrilling and also close. In the end, Dominyka was able to score one sweep more than her opponent to win 10-8.

2016 Pan - Day 3 - Female open class

On the other side of the bracket, Andresa Correa finished Amanda Loewen with a toe hold and Hillary Vanornum with a choke from the back. When Tami Musumecia and Beatriz Mesquita were both DQed for playing the double sitting guard for too long, Andresa jumped to the final.

Meregali and Basilio ruler over the brown belt division

In the brown belt division, Nicholas Meregali and Bianca Basilio were the standouts, Basilio outscored Nathiely de Jesus 2-0. Meregali gave no rest to Guthemberg and eventually managed a bow and arrow choke from the back.

Here are the complete results for the brown belt division.

BROWN / Adult / Male / Rooster

First – Hiago Gama Sousa – Alliance

Second – Eduardo Barboza da Silva – GF Team

Third – Estevan G Martinez-Garcia – Cassio Werneck BJJ

Third – Carlos Saquic Perez – Alliance

BROWN / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – Yago dos Santos Rodrigues – Equipe Marcio Rodrigues

Second – Nicholas Anthony Bohli – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Ighor Luis Alvim Horta – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Yuta Shimada – Nexusense

BROWN / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Adam Benayoun – Alliance

Second – Lucas de Araujo Gomes – Alliance

Third – Jacob Michael Ferrara – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Felipe Linhares Arruda – Alliance International

BROWN / Adult / Male / Light

First – Júlio Cezar dos Anjos Junior – GF Team

Second – Dante Leon – GF Team

Third – Renato Forasieppi Alves Canuto – Zenith BJJ

Third – Fabricio José Barbarotti – PSLPB Cicero Costha

BROWN / Adult / Male / Middle

First – John Taylor Combs – Easton BJJ

Second – Isaque Bahiense Braz – Alliance

Third – Ramon Duz Delsin – Alliance International

Third – Endres Barbosa da Silva Mendes – CheckMat

BROWN / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Horlando de Jesus Monteiro – GD Jiu-Jitsu Association

Second – Hunter Xavier Kainalu Ewald – Fight Sports

Third – Danilo Borovic – Brasa CTA

Third – Philippe Basil Pomaski – CheckMat

BROWN / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Nicholas Meregali – Alliance

Second – Myengse Hwang – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Jose Munoz – Ares BJJ

Third – Nick Schrock – Gracie Humaita

BROWN / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Gutemberg de Jesus Santos Pereira – GF Team

Second – Fernando Andrade dos Reis – Alliance

Third – Indiana Cullen Danaher – Easton BJJ

Third – Rafael Vasconcelos de Lima – Ns Brotherhood

BROWN / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Felipe Augusto Farias Bezerra – CheckMat

Second – Admilson Gobi Junior – Team Lloyd Irvin

Third – Pedro Paulo Campi Agrizzi – Striker JJ

Third – James Russell Friedrich – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

BROWN / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Nicholas Meregali – Alliance

Second – Gutemberg de Jesus Santos Pereira – GF Team

Third – Nick Schrock – Gracie Humaita

Third – John Taylor Combs – Easton BJJ

BROWN / Adult / Female / Light Feather

First – Kristen Martin – Brazil 021 International

Second – Jillian DeCoursey – East Coast United BJJ

Third – Sharon M Gosun – Brazil 021 International

BROWN / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Jennifer Turner – Alliance

Second – Ana Talita de Oliveira Alencar – GF Team

Third – Danielle Renee Alvarez – Gracie Humaita

Third – Sarah Block – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

BROWN / Adult / Female / Light

First – Bianca Barbosa Basilio – Ryan Gracie Team

Second – Catherine Fuhro Perret – CheckMat

Third – Kristin Mikkelson – Brazil 021 International

Third – Aarae Alexander – Team Lloyd Irvin

BROWN / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Jessica da Silva Oliveira – Gracie Barra

Second – Bárbara da Silva Barbosa – Soul Fighters BJJ

Third – Folana Dione Miller – Alliance

Third – Veronica Eugenia Mota – BJJ Revolution Team

BROWN / Adult / Female / Medium Heavy

First – Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus – PSLPB Cicero Costha

Second – Tara Giovanna White – Marcel Louzado BJJ

Third – Victoria Hudson Boudreaux – Brasa CTA

BROWN / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Bianca Barbosa Basilio – Ryan Gracie Team

Second – Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus – PSLPB Cicero Costha

Third – Ana Talita de Oliveira Alencar – GF Team

Third – Tara Giovanna White – Marcel Louzado BJJ

Day 4 of the 2016 PAN kicks of this Sunday, at 9AM (PDT).

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