Gregor Gracie wins the absolute on day 1 of IBJJF Master Worlds

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Gregor after winning the absolute gold.  Peter Pabon

The IBJJF’s Master Worlds, the year’s biggest BJJ event, already has its first batch of champions, crowned last Thursday.

Among the standout moments, we had the master-1 absolute final between Gregor Gracie and Rafael Lovato. Gregor, who had won silver at medium-heavyweight, dusted himself off to make his way through the absolute and take on the super-heavy champion, Lovato. The match was close, but one detail gave the gold to Gregor.

“It was a very tough fight,” he told Graciemag. “Lovato is a very experienced guy, with lots to draw from. The combat was decided in the smallest details. He pulled, I applied pressure on top, he tried to sweep me, unbalancing me a few times. We landed on the 50/50 guard and, upon leaving the fight area, when we returned the ref said the position was a certain way, and he spoke with the ref and was penalized.” Gregor added: “Sometimes, when your head’s in the fight, you get distracted in a situations like these. I stayed on top, he tried to sweep, I kept my balance and got the win. A real struggle, but that’s the best way to beat a guy like that.”

 

Master 1 podium. Peter Pabon

Also on Thursday, Ricardo Evangelista secured a gold medal at ultra-heavy and bronze in the absolute, suffering an injury while fighting Gregor in the absolute semis.

Maria Malyjasiak won double gold in the women’s master 1 group. She had no opponents at medium heavy, but had to outplay Mayara Custódio to bag the absolute crown.

Find the master 1 black-belt results below.

MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / ROOSTER
1
Washington Luis do M. Lima
GF Team
2
Justin Masaichi Ordinario
Pablo Silva BJJ
3
Dustin M Ordinario
Pablo Silva BJJ
3
Miguel D. Portela
Alliance
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / LIGHT-FEATHER
1
João Pedro Oliveira Rodrigues
Fight Sports
2
Robson Brasil Feitoza
Club Pina Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
3
Bruno Ayolphi Braz
Submit Your Friend Academy
3
Ermilio Lucas Ferreira Lima
Soul Fighters BJJ
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / FEATHER
1
Ítalo Silva Lins de Albuquerque
GF Team
2
Kevin Wheeler
PSLPB Cicero Costha USA
3
Henrique Freire Lima
Fabin Rosa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
3
Silvio Duran de Barros Saraiva
Nova União
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / LIGHT
1
Gilson Nunes De Oliveira Neto
CheckMat
2
Piter Frank Almeida Silva
Alliance
3
Felipe Romano Liborio Reis
Sunrise BJJ Team
3
Igor Mocaiber Peralva de Mello
PSLPB Cicero Costha USA
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / MIDDLE
1
Vitor Henrique Silva Oliveira
GF Team
2
Igor Matosinho de Paiva
Soul Fighters BJJ
3
Pedro Henrique Monteiro Palhares
Luiz Palhares Jiu Jitsu
3
William Ferreira Dias
Nova União
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / MEDIUM-HEAVY
1
Sergio Raimundo Rios da Silva
Brasa CTA
2
Gregor de Carvalho Rangel Gracie
Renzo Gracie Academy
3
Gabriel Procópio da Fonseca
Brazilian Top Team
3
Lawrence Vincent Carara
Brazilian Top Team
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / HEAVY
1
Abraao Amorim Magalhaes
CheckMat
2
Andre Gomes Reis
316 BJJ
3
Nathan J dos Santos
Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team
3
Wayne A. Knudsen II
Soul Fighters BJJ
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / SUPER-HEAVY
1
Rafael Lovato Jr.
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu
2
Guybson Costa e Sá
SAS Team
3
Jarrod Nicholas Anderson
Alliance
3
Nicholas Wolz
Fight Sports
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / ULTRA-HEAVY
1
Ricardo Ferreira Evangelista
GF Team
2
Kaliffa Gonçalves Oliveira
Gracie Barra
3
Dinko Bektic
BJJ Revolution Team
3
Maxmiliano Paulino de Freitas
Gracie Barra
MASTER 1 / MALE / BLACK / OPEN CLASS
1
Gregor de Carvalho Rangel Gracie
Renzo Gracie Academy
2
Rafael Lovato Jr.
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu
3
Abraao Amorim Magalhaes
CheckMat
3
Ricardo Ferreira Evangelista
GF Team
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / FEATHER
1
Kristina Sofia Puruganan Barlaan
Brasa CTA
2
Rita Lynne Gribben
Gracie Humaita South Bay
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / LIGHT
1
Natasha Aileen Quiza
Fight Sports
2
Elizabeth Jane Exell
Vilanova Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
3
Samantha Rider
Gracie Barra
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / MIDDLE
1
Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes
Aviv Jiu-Jitsu
2
Nivian Fabiana Carvalho de Oliveira
Gracie Barra
3
Pamela Boveda
Fight Sports International
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / MEDIUM-HEAVY
1
Maria Malyjasiak
Abmar Barbosa Association
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / HEAVY
1
Tara Giovanna White
Fight Sports
2
Elizabeth Foster
Alliance
3
gabriela R.B. Ceconi
BJJ Revolution Team
3
Kim Bowser
New Breed Academy
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / SUPER-HEAVY
1
Mayara Monteiro Custódio
CheckMat – Equipe 1
2
Hillary VanOrnum
One Jiu-Jitsu USA
3
Michelle Welti
Big Brothers
3
Talita Andrea Nogueira
Alliance
MASTER 1 / FEMALE / BLACK / OPEN CLASS
1
Maria Malyjasiak
Abmar Barbosa Association
2
Mayara Monteiro Custódio
CheckMat – Equipe 1
3
Hillary VanOrnum
One Jiu-Jitsu USA
3
Tara Giovanna White
Fight Sports

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