Pan No-Gi: Murilo, Panza close open class; other results

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Murilo Santana was the big name of the 2013 Pan No-Gi

Murilo Santana was the big name of the 2013 Pan No-Gi

The 2013 Pan No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship gathered more than 700 athletes this Saturday, September 28, at the City College, in New York City.

Since 9AM, men and women from the blue belt to the black belt, from adult divisions to senior 3 diplayed a lot of technique and love for the gentle art.

In the adult black belt division, two teammates dominated actions in the open class.

Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu’s Murilo Santana and Luiz Panza closed out the absolute.

Murilo fought twice and first beat Erza Lenon (ATT) by points and then he defeated AJ Agazarm (Gracie Barra) by guillotine choke.

Panza also had two matches and first tapped out Ronnie West (Balance JJ) with a triangle and then caught GFT’s Victor Oliveira’s foot in a ankle lock.

The gold medal went to Santana on a gentlemen’s agreement.

In the black belt weight divisions, the results were as follows.


In a single match, Laercio Fernandes (Alliance) outscored Milton Bastos (Paragon) 4-0 for the gold.


Caio Terra’s Samir Chantre and Osvaldo Moizinho closed out after each one defeated one opponent. Samir got the gold.


AJ Agazarm was the champion after outscoring Steven Barnett (Pellegrino MMA) and then tapping Nichlas Moraes (SAS) in a foot lock.


Francisco Iturralde (Alliance) tapped out Victor Oliveira with a choke from the back for the gold medal.


Murilo Santana outscored Thomas Jules (Tropa de Elite) for the gold.


Luiz Panza defeated Daniel Simmler (Renzo Gracie) in the final.


First – Ronnie Wuest Jr. – Balance (No match)


Tom De Blass (Ocean County BJJ) defeated Leo D’Avila by advantages for the gold.

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