BJJ Worlds: Rudson Matheus wins double gold at the brown belt

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Rudson Mateus. Beatriz Lina

Rudson Mateus, of team Caio Terra, shone this weekend with double gold at the brown belt. First among medium heavyweights, he beat six opponents, including Gustavo Batista (Ns Brotherhood) in the final.

In the open division, Rudson had another four matches. First he outplayed Gutemberg Pereira (GFTeam), who was super-heavyweight champion this weekend and ranked among the favorites. Then he defeated heavyweight champion Vinícus Gazola (Alliance). After that, it was time to face ultra-heavyweight Casey Hellenberg (Ribeiro JJ) and secure a spot in the final. Finally Rudson beat Perttu Tepponen (Hilti BJJ) to wrap up his memorable campaign.

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