A representative of Roger Gracie Academy, last month Charles Negromonte added to his collection of titles.
Fighting at King of Mats, the event that kicked off the week of Abu Dhabi World Pro 2018, Negromonte was among the middleweights that fought for the inaugural belt.
To claim the title, Negromonte had to beat some of the strongest athletes in activity. Right off the bat he bested André Galvão, the favorite, by two advantages to nothing. Even losing to Jaime Canuto in the groups stage, Negromonte advanced to the semifinals.
Then he got past Renato Canuto and again faced Jaime Canuto, this time with the belt on the line. With pressure in the final moments, Negromonte got the advantage he needed and clenched the title.
Play the following video to see a highlight reel of Negromonte’s campaign.