The IBJJF’s 2017 Pan is over, which means every champion has been crowned. Some are well known to the public; others are new faces who just might upset the favorites at this year’s World Championship.
See below which man beat the field in each weight class, and let us know whether your favorite fighter made it to the finish line this year.
Rooster – Bruno Malfacine (Alliance) def. Lucas Pinheiro (Alex Martins BJJ) by points (9-2)
Light feather – João Miyao and José Tiago closed it out
Feather – Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Alliance) def. Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho (Ares JJ) by points (9-2)
Lightweight – Lucas Lepri (Alliance) def. Marcio André (Nova União) by points (2-0)
Middleweight – Otavio Sousa (Gracie Barra) def. Isaque Bahiense (Alliance) vi flying triangle
Medium heavyweight – Patrick Gaudio (GFTeam) def. Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa (Atos) by points (2-0)
Heavyweight – Leandro Lo (Ns Brotherhood) def. Tanner Rice (Soulfighters) by points (4-2)
Super-heavyweight – Erberth Santos (Atos) def. Rodrigo Cavaca (Zenith JJ) by points (3-0)
Ultra-heavyweight – João Gabriel Rocha (Soulfighters) def. Gustavo Elias (Ribeiro JJ) via choke