The 88-kg division of ADCC Worlds kicked off with a highly anticipated match between rivals Gordon Ryan and Dillon Danis, plus a surprising first-round loss by Leandro Lo.
Ryan and Danis’ match went into overtime, and Ryan was given the decision after taking his opponent’s back even though he didn’t manage to get hooks in.
Lo was defeated with a rear naked choke by Asia and Oceania Trials winner Craig Jones, shocking many people who expected Lo to make it further into the bracket.
Here are the full results:
Keenan Cornelius defeats Piotr Marcin Frechowicz via points
Kaynan Duarte defeats Pablo Popovitch via guillotine
Craig Jones defeats Leandro Lo via rear naked choke
Xande Ribeiro defeats John Salter via armbar
Murilo Santana defeats James Brasco via points
Rustam Chsiev defeats Jesse Urholin via decision
Romulo Barrall defeats Kit Dale via choke
Gordon Ryan defeats Dillon Danis via decision