Grand Slam Rio: No-GI thrills close out third leg in Brazil; Tour makes next stop in Abu Dhabi, on January 13-14

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The third stage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour wrapped up this Sunday, November 13, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Day 2 featured both GI and no-GI divisions, but the highlights were the black belt division, both for adults and masters. Here’s how they play out.

Adult Black Belt

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  • 60kg – Jose Filho managed two sweeps to defeat Jorge Nakamura and claim the gold medal.
  • 67kg – Alexandre Vieira worked his way to Geovan Carlo’s back and managed a choke to win the title.
  • 75kg – Luan Carvalho passed Victor Matos’ guard and then took his back to score a 7-0 lead and conquer the division.
  • 83kg – Faisal Al Kitbe made his way to the top of the podium with a 2-0 win over Pedro Agrizzi.
  • 92kg – Gustavo Saraiva won the gold medal with a 1-0 lead on advantages over Luiz Silva.
  • 108kg – Igor Silva fought his teammate Ricardo Evangelista in the final and won the gold medal by one advantage.

Master 1 Black Belt

  • 60kg – Juan da Silva beat Cleberson Silva 4-2 to claim the gold medal.
  • 67kg – Ayres Neto outscored Everson Barros 20-0 to win the title.
  • 75kg – Marcelo Silva managed three advantages to win the gold medal.
  • 83kg – Lucio dos Santos finished Delson Heleno with a kimura to become the champion.
  • 92kg – Alberto Ramos outscored Marceu Moreira 8-0 to claim the gold medal.
  • 108kg – Paulo Pinto beat Daniel Silva 4-2 to claim the title.

In the teams competition, GF Team climbed to the top of the podium both in the gi and the no-gi divisions. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns January 13-14, in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The final deadline to register for the event is January 9. The fourth leg of the Tour will feature both gi and no-gi divisions.

About the UAEJJF

With the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation was established in November 2012 as the official authority for Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE.

The Federation plays a leading role in supporting Jiu-Jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of UAE athletes to excel at the local and international levels. The Federation’s role is to implement policies that develop the sport in collaboration with various government entities, educational institutions and other partners in order to advance the sport locally, regionally and globally.

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