After dominating the Copa Pódio Lightweight GP, 21-year-old Bahiense Isaque Bahiense won silver at the Pan and fought ten fights last weekend at the Rome Open and the Euro No-Gi.
At the Rome open, a gi competition, Bahiense became middleweight champion as he tapped Kacper Rot (Gold Team) via foot lock. In the open division, he took second place. “I can see my evolution and I still need to improve a lot,” he said afterwards. “BJJ has given me everything I have lived to this day, I’m getting culturally richer, and that makes me a better human being. The coolest moment in the event was being champion, but getting to know a new culture, making new friendships and following the growth of BJJ is always a pleasure.”
Isaque will be fighting this weekend at the IBJJF Floripa Open in Florianópolis, Brazil, and then at the World Pro, Marianas Open and the World Championship.
[Based on a press release.]