The end of the afternoon this Saturday was one of exhilarating matches at the Brazilian Nationals for the men’s and women’s absolute divisions. A legion of strong fighters gave it their best shot to earn spots in the finals scheduled for Sunday, but only four could make it.
Lucas Hulk (Atos) and Victor Honório (Qtar BJJ) will face off for the men’s gold medal, whereas the women’s is up for grabs between Tayane Porfírio (Alliance) and Cláudia Do Val (De La Riva).
Hulk told Graciemag, “Tomorrow the final will be the third time I fight Honório. I won once and he won once. Tomorrow we’ll decide this best out of three.”
Also interviewed by our team, Honório said, “The absolute bracket was very hard. The heavy guys all landed on my side, but I was very confident and calm. I beat Nicholas Meregali in the semifinal, and tomorrow the final will be a good fight against Hulk.”
“I’m coming from a minor injury and came to give it my best,” Tayane shared with us. “I’m focused for tomorrow, which is the first step in my search for my best path to the Worlds.”
Sunday’s matches will kick off in the morning, so check out Graciemag.com as well as our Instagram for coverage.