The Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship results (via www.ibjjf.org) are starting to roll in and after one day Team Lloyd Irvin is leading both Adult and Female in points. Gracie Barra leads in Master and Senior. Results are subject to change.
There's much more to thr championship to come over the weekend. List of results continue.
2011 Pan Am BJJ Results
Novice: 1- BJJ Revolution Team - 41 pts 2- Nova União - 40 pts 3- Gracie Humaitá - 23 pts
Partial results: Adult:
1- Lloyd Irvin M.A. - 33 pts 2- Alliance - 25 pts 3- PSLPB Cicero Costa - 18 pts
Master and Senior: 1- Gracie Barra - 42 pts 2- Nova União - 35 pts 3- BJJ Revolution - 29 pts
With the San Diego Trials wrapping up this past weekend and the Japan trials on deck, then Brazil and the UK (Bahrain was cancelled) we get closer to the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship in the U.A.E. this coming April. Don't have your ticket, hop a flight and get yourself overseas to check out the action.
ATOS swept 3 of the 5 black belt weight divisions, with Guilherme Mendes delivering a win in the (-) 143lbs divsion, Andre Galvao (-) 183 lbs pulling a win as well.
This year the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, traditioally a Jiu-Jitsu/gi based event - added a No-Gi division. 390 Gi Competitors and 167 No-gi competitors fighting for the over $80K in cash and prizes at the trials. The entire series of tournaments across the world are billed as over $1 Million in cash and prizes. See Results following.
San Diego, CA BJJ academy, University of Jiu Jitsu, with a 30 person team from white to brown belts won multiple divisions. University won multiple divisions at white and blue belt, blue belt absolute division and brown belt division (Giacomo Zanini ).
This was also the third tournament for the Kids program at competition, with most of the kids finishing with a podium spot and a couple of division titles. Very complete team win overall, with the University competitors beginning to mature in its fourth year of existence. Head instructors Saulo and Xande Ribeiro were present for coaching duties, along with Jake Mapes, Leo Santos, and Cadu Francis, the University’s resident black belt instructors.
Bibiano “the Flash” Fernandes has been added to FEG’s Dynamite event, according to Five Ounces of Pain. The Brazilian professional mixed martial artist is on a 7-fight winning streak and last fought Joachin Hansen at DREAM 13 this past March. He won the fight via split decision.
Fernandes holds a record of 8-2 and has competed for K-1 and King of the Cage. His two losses came to Urijah Faber and Norifumi Yamamoto, and he holds notable wins over Joe Warren and Hiroyuki Takaya.
Fernandes has placed in Mundials on many occasions, with 1st place in the black belt super featherweight division in 2003, 2005 and 2006. He took 2nd place in the same division in 2004, and took home 1st place in the brown belt super featherweight division in 2002. He also came in 3rd in the blue belt roosterweight division in 1998.
1- Lloyd Irvin 2- Carlson Gracie Team 3- Gracie Barra
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