Michel Maia pads bank account with two absolutes in Abu Dhabi

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Michel Maia atop podium / Publicity photo

Abu Dhabi was treated to sensational submission action this weekend, at the Asian Open Cup, where Michel Maia took front and center as the big name of the event.

Coming off an MMA win and getting ready for the European Open, Michel kept up his winning ways by taking gold in two absolute divisions, one in the gi and the other without. The black belt’s efforts netted him 2,000 dollars.

In the No-Gi final, Michel submitted Eduardo Almeida. In the Gi, Zumbi Lara was Maia’s opponent in the final, as reported by our collaborator Marcos Oliveira.

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