The choke by Gianni Grippo, double Boston Open champion

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Gianni Grippo attacks from the back.

Last Saturday was a day of triumph for American black-belt Gianni Grippo of Alliance. A lightweight, Grippo fought in the IBJJF’s Boston Open and won double gold.

In his weight division, after getting past three opponents, he was faced with Felipe Simplicio (Soul Fighters) in the final. The fight, which you can see in the following video, was decided after a nice spin from the guard to the back that ended in a choke.

Later, in the absolute final, Grippo won again, this time against Diogo Moreno (Soul Fighters).

Check out the lightweight final and the tournament’s results below.

Black / Adult / Male / Light-Feather

1 – Eduardo Barboza da Silva – GF Team
2 – Joseph M. Conery – Boston BJJ

 

Black / Adult / Male / Feather

1 – Matheus Evangelista Gonzaga – Alliance
2 – Adam Benayoun – Fifty/50 Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Josh Presley – Renzo Gracie International
3 – Rodrigo Ranieri de Faria – Southern Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

Black / Adult / Male / Light

1 – Gianni Paul Grippo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
2 – Felipe Hugo de Souza Simplicio – Soul Fighters BJJ
3 – Pedro Fernandes Farias – CheckMat

 

Black / Adult / Male / Middle

1 – Lucas Benévolo Valle – Start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Fabricio José Barbarotti – Korea Ansan Cicero Costha Team
3 – Renan Borges – New England United BJJ

 

Black / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy

1 – Diogo Sampaio Araujo – Soul Fighters BJJ
2 – Brian J Beaury II – Essential Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Vinicius P. Canabarro – RCJ Machado

 

Black / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy

1 – Alexandre Bueno de Oliveira – GF Team
2 – Rodolfo Neves Rocha – Lotus Club USA

 

Black / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy

1 – Ricardo Sampaio Ribeiro – Alliance

 

Black / Adult / Male / Open Class

1 – Gianni Paul Grippo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
2 – Diogo Sampaio Araujo – Soul Fighters BJJ
3 – Ricardo Sampaio Ribeiro – Alliance
3 – Rodolfo Neves Rocha – Lotus Club USA

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