L.A. BJJ Pro: Kennedy, Jaime, Batista, Helton, Luiza victorious

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Gustavo Batista with the check for his heavyweight win. IBJJF

The Felix Event Center in Azusa held this Sunday another edition of the Los Angeles BJJ Pro, with competitors vying for some prize money as well as glory.

In the men’s section, IBJJF-ranked black-belts competed across four weight divisions with top prizes of 4,000 dollars. At featherweight, Kennedy Maciel (Alliance) beat João Pedro Mendes (Atos) to claim the top of the podium. In the middleweight division, the champion was Jaime Canuto (GFTeam), who bested Otávio Souza (Gracie Barra).

At heavyweight, Gustavo Batista (Atos) defeated Fellipe Trovo (Gracie Barra) in the final. And at ultra-heavy, Helton Junior(Atos) beat Antônio Braga Neto (Gordo JJ). Each male second-place finisher went home with 1,000 dollars.

In the women’s section, the 1,500-dollar prize for absolute champion went to Luiza Monteiro (Atos), who beat Karen Antunes (Checkmat).

Results:

Adult / Male / Black / Feather

1 – Kennedy Leonardo Maciel – Alliance
2 – João Pedro Bueno Mendes – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Richar Emiliano Nogueira – PSLPB Cicero Costha
3 – Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo – Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

Adult / Male / Black / Middle

1 – Jaime Soares Canuto – GF Team
2 – Otavio Ferreira de Sousa – Gracie Barra
3 – Andris Auseklis Brunovskis – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Victor Matheus de Lima Rodrigues – Marcelo Cavalcanti BJJ

Adult / Male / Black / Heavy

1 – Gustavo Espindola Batista – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Fellipe Ubaiz Trovo – Gracie Barra
3 – Kaynan Casemiro Duarte – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Adult / Male / Black / Ultra-Heavy

1 – Helton Jose Mendes da Silva Junior – Atos JJ International
2 – Antonio Braga Texeira Neto – Gordo Jiu-Jitsu USA
3 – Gustavo Dias Elias – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Lucas Daniel Silva Barbosa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Adult / Female / Black / Feather

1 – Karen Deisy Antunes Girotto Borges – CheckMat
2 – Kristina Sofia Puruganan Barlaan – Caio Terra Association

Adult / Female / Black / Light

1 – Gabrielle McComb Lima – Gracie Humaita South Bay
2 – Nicole Sullivan – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Elizabeth Jane Exell – Vilanova Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Adult / Female / Black / Middle

1 – Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Adult / Female / Black / Super-Heavy

1 – Nathalie Wan Soares Veras Ribeiro – CheckMat

Adult / Female / Black / Open Class

1 – Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Karen Deisy Antunes Girotto Borges – CheckMat
3 – Nicole Sullivan – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

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