The cross choke that gave Horlando Monteiro gold at the Orlando Open

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Horlando Monteiro was dominant in Florida. Daniel Briseno

The Silver Spurs Arena served as the stage for the IBJJF’s Orlando Open last Saturday. Well-known names of the international BJJ scene were present, giving the audience plenty to feast their eyes on.

Among adult black-belts, the big winner was city namesake Horlando Monteiro (GD Jiu-Jitsu), who took double gold. First he defeated Diego Gamonal (BTT) in the heavyweight final, later facing Rafael Vasconcelos (Atos) in the decider for absolute gold.

This match was settled by a classic move: the cross choke. Within Rafael’s guard, Horlando made the grips and adjusted the technique. Rafael swept and tried to rid himself of the grips to have the point count done, but referee Judson Borges was paying attention and waited. Rafael tried to resist the grips, but the tap-out was inevitable.

Catch the play below, as well as the Orlando Open’s results.

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Black / Adult / Male / Light-Feather
1 – João Ricardo Bordignon Miyao – PSLPB Cicero Costha
2 – Suraj Kumar Budhram – Renato Tavares Association
3 – Paulo Roberto Santana e Silva Filho – Alliance

Black / Adult / Male / Feather
1 – Brian Mahecha – American Top Team
2 – Kevin Javier Mahecha – American Top Team
3 – Deandre Villarama Corbe – Luiz Palhares Jiu Jitsu
3 – Raphael da Costa Cadena – A2 Jiu-Jitsu

Black / Adult / Male / Light
1 – Alexandre Faria Molinaro – Carlson Gracie Team
2 – Jeffrey Timothy Cummings – Soul Fighters BJJ
3 – Julio Cordova Reyes – Renzo Gracie Mexico
3 – Michael Joseph Pepio – Fight Sports

Black / Adult / Male / Middle
1 – Pedro Henrique Monteiro Palhares – Luiz Palhares Jiu Jitsu
2 – Matheus Guilherme da Costa – GF Team
3 – Edson Vitor Corte da Silva – Gracie Barra
3 – Lucas Hilario dos Santos – Fight Sports

Black / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy
1 – Vinicius Carvalho Garcia – Ns Brotherhood
2 – Julian L. Synan – Roberto Traven BJJ

Black / Adult / Male / Heavy
1 – Horlando de Jesus Monteiro – GD Jiu-Jitsu Association
2 – Diego Gamonal Nogueira – Brazilian Top Team – Florida
3 – Gustavo de Sousa Soares – Alliance

Black / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy
1 – Rafael Vasconcelos de Lima – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Charles Kilyan Mcguire – American Top Team

Black / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy
1 – Robby Malof – GF Team
2 – Fabio Paes de Melo – Tozi Jiu Jitsu

Black / Adult / Male / Open Class
1 – Horlando de Jesus Monteiro – GD Jiu-Jitsu Association
2 – Rafael Vasconcelos de Lima – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Jeffrey Timothy Cummings – Soul Fighters BJJ
3 – Vinicius Carvalho Garcia – Ns Brotherhood

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