These are the black-belt finalists of the Abu Dhabi World Pro

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Felipe Preguiça withstood Xande’s pressure and beat the legend by one advantage. Carlos Arthur Jr.

Some of the strongest athletes in worldwide BJJ went head to head this Friday morning, each looking to snatch a spot in an Abu Dhabi World Pro final. A few well-known fighters managed to make their way to the deciders.

After the high-stakes regional qualifiers that went down one day prior, the Brazilians confirmed their favoritism, and at least one of them can be found in each final. Even with the likes of Xande Ribeiro, Erberth Santos, Isaque Bahiense, Luiza Monteiro and an injured Leandro Lo missing, there is no shortage of talent going forward. Read on to see which fighters made it.

Men’s
56 Kg- Rodnei Barbosa vs. Todokoro Masaaki
62 Kg- Cleber Fernandes vs. Mikey Musumeci
69 Kg- Tiago Bravo vs. Gianni Grippo
77 Kg- Edwin Najmi vs. Gabriel Arges
85 Kg- Faisal Alkitbe vs. Claudio Calasans
94 Kg- Felipe Preguiça vs. Adam Wardzinski
110 Kg- José Junior vs. Chris Bowe

Women’s
49 Kg- Mayssa Bastos vs. Rikako Yuasa
55 Kg- Talita Alencar vs. Vanessa English
62 Kg- Bia Mesquita vs. Tammi Musumeci
70 kg- Ana Carolina Vieira vs. Amanda Benavides
90 Kg- Nathiely de Jesus vs. Talita Treta

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