As well as the Rio Fall Open, another event shaking up the competitive BJJ scene last weekend was the IBJJF’s Orlando Open. And even though the tournament featured names like Paulo and João Miyao, Manuel Ribamar managed to stand taller than anyone else.
A black-belt on team Rodrigo Pinheiro, Manuel bagged double gold by closing out the open division with Yago Souza following his triumph at medium heavy, which came despite a hard-fought final match with Carlos Palacio (Robson Moura). Manuel caught Carlos’s back and submitted him with a bow-and-arrow.
Witness the champion’s technique right here: