The finals: stars one step from gold at BJJ Worlds 2012

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O Mundial de Jiu-Jitsu 2012 no Instagram. Foto: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Jiu-Jitsu World Championship 2012 on Instagram / Photo: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Take a look at who’s in the running for a title at the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in Long Beach. One of the biggest standouts, Rubens Cobrinha is in his sixth final in seven World Championships.


Marcus Bochecha vs. Léo Nogueira

Bruno Malfacine tapped out Rafael “Barata” Freitas from the back
Caio Terra defeated Felipe Costa (Felipinho abriu)
FINAL: Bruno Malfacine vs Caio Terra

Laércio Fernandes defeated Ary Farias on advantages (4-4 draw on points)
Guilherme Mendes subbed Pablo Silva via choke
FINAL: Guilherme Mendes vs Laércio Fernandes

Rafael Mendes defeated Mário Reis by 2-0 (sweep)
Rubens Cobrinha subbed Leonardo Cascão via choke
FINAL: Rafael Mendes vs Rubens Cobrinha

Lucas Lepri subbed Thiago Abreu via forearm choke from the back
Leandro Lo raspou, passou a guarda de Roberto Satoshi e raspou de novo (7 a 2)
FINAL: Lucas Lepri vs Leandro Lo

Otávio Sousa defeated Lucas Leite by 6 to 4
Claudio Calasans Jr defeated Victor Estima by one advantage (tied 4- 4 on points)
FINAL: Claudio Calasans vs Otávio Sousa

Romulo Barral passed guard on Rafael Lovato Jr, winning 5-2
Diogo Araújo defeated Rodrigo Pinheiro
FINAL: Rominho Barral vs Diogo Araújo

Xande Ribeiro subbed Roberto Tussa via armbar
Rodolfo Vieira subbed Alexandro Ceconi via choke
FINAL: Xande Ribeiro vs Rodolfo Vieira

Bernardo Faria subbed André Campos
Léo Nogueira takes first as Felipe Menezes conceded
FINAL: Léo Nogueira vs Bernardo Faria (the Alliance teammates closed out)

Marcus Bochecha defeated Marcio Pé de Pano 4-2 in thriller
Léo Leite defeated Alexander Trans 2-0
FINAL: Léo Leite vs Marcus Bochecha

* The other quarterfinals are materializing,  so go to to find out all the results as they happen. 

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