Marianas Open: Pena beats Keenan 4-2 for the open class gold; wins $10k in prizes

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Felipe Pena at the 2016 European

Felipe Pena at the 2016 European

The 17th edition of the Marianas Open Jiu-Jitsu championship took place this Saturday, April 16, in Guam.

Gracie Barra’s Felipe Pena was the standout with a 4-2 win over last year’s champion Keenan Cornelius for the black belt open class title.

Pena took home $10,000 in prizes while Cornelius got $3k and Igor Schneider got $2k for the third place.

Pena fought three times to get to the final.

First he beat Guilherme Augusto 2-0 with a sweep, then he finished Terrence Aflague in the semifinal.

Keenan also did great, first finishing Jacob Guerrero with a baratoplata and then Igor Schneider with an omoplata.

Schneider made to third place by finishing Aflague with an armbar.

Click here for the full results.

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