Gimenis, Kaynan, Ribamar, Jamil Hill stand out at NY BJJ Pro

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Max Gimenis raises his check at the NY BJJ Pro.

Last weekend, the city of New York welcomed the NY BJJ Pro, an event that pays cash prizes to the best of each division.

As well as the women’s absolute divisions from blue up to black belt, the men’s weight divisions paid its winners, and well-known names could be found on the podiums.

At ultra-heavy, it was Max Gimenis (GFTeam) who got the top prize. He faced Mahamed Aly (Lloyd Irvin) in the final and outplayed him to bag the gold medal plus 4,000 dollars.

At heavyweight, Kaynan Duarte (Atos) soared. Still a newbie in his black belt career, he took the top spot on the podium that had Murilo Santana (Unity) coming in second, followed by Tim Spriggs (Lloyd Irvin) and Holando Monteiro (GD Jiu-Jitsu) sharing third.

In the middleweight division, Manuel Ribamar (Unity) bested John Satava (Alliance), who took silver plus 1,500 bucks.

Before that, in the featherweight final, Jamil Hill (Lloyd Irvin) showed he isn’t done riding the momentum from his recent world championship. The American defeated Thiago Macedo (Rodrigo Pinheiro JJ) in the final.

In the women’s absolute, Cláudia do Val (De la Riva) beat Nathiely de Jesus (Unity), securing the 1,500-dollar check for herself.

Read on to find out the complete black belt results.

Black / Adult / Male / Feather

1 – Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor – Team Lloyd Irvin
2 – Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo – Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ
3 – Alexandre Faria Molinaro – Carlson Gracie Team
3 – Silvio Duran de Barros Saraiva – Vitor Shaolin BJJ


Black / Adult / Male / Middle

1 – Manuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho – Unity Jiu-jitsu
2 – Jonathan T. Satava – Alliance
3 – Dante Leon – GF Team
3 – Johnny Joachin Tama Apolinario – Alliance


Black / Adult / Male / Heavy

1 – Kaynan Casemiro Duarte – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Murilo Silva Ferreira de Santana – Unity Jiu-jitsu
3 – Horlando de Jesus Monteiro – GD Jiu-Jitsu Association
3 – Timothy-Michael Spriggs – Team Lloyd Irvin


Black / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy

1 – Max dos Santos Gimenis – GF Team
2 – Mahamed Aly Santos da Silva – Team Lloyd Irvin
3 – James Richard Puopolo – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Matthew W Leighton – Bonsai JJ – USA


Black / Adult / Female / Light

1 – Aarae Alexander – Team Lloyd Irvin


Black / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy

1 – Claudia Fernanda Onofre Valim Doval – De La Riva JJ


Black / Adult / Female / Heavy

1 – Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus – Unity Jiu-jitsu


Black / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy

1 – Maria Malyjasiak – Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas


Black / Adult / Female / Open Class

1 – Claudia Fernanda Onofre Valim Doval – De La Riva JJ
2 – Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus – Unity Jiu-jitsu
3 – Aarae Alexander – Team Lloyd Irvin

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