Absolute Finals: Cláudio Calasans defeats Bráulio Estima, by Advantages
Cláudio Calasans had beat Bráulio Estima in the 83 KG final and with it came the $8K in victory money. With the Absolute Championship on the line and $20K for the winner both competitors were vigilant with Calasans over Bráulio to win the title.
65kg: - Rafael Mendes defeats Guilherme Mendes, brother beats his brother 4 points to 2. Both brothers got tot he finals through submitting their challengers quickly in the semi's. Refael had 2 fights to Guilherme's 3 in the path to the finals.
74kg: - Gilbert Durinho defeats Claudio Caloquinha, by Shoulder Sweep for the $8K money.
83kg: - Cláudio Calasans defeats Bráulio Estima: Estima ahead on point is swept in the last 10 seconds and loses by Penalties
92kg: - Alexandro Ceconi defeats Rômulo Barral (Former and defending Champ), 3 pts to 2, by Guard Pass with 10 seconds remainng
92kg+: - Ricardo Demente defeats Gabriel Vella, by Sweep in the final minute of contest
Why I didn't participate in the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2010
I have had many people ask me why I didn't compete in the Abu Dhabi World Pro this year, especially since I announced on facebook that I would be going. I have also learned that the commentators of the event were talking about my lack of attendance, so I wanted to clarify for my facebook fans, at least, the story.
The bottom line is that Abu Dhabi Pro's strict travel rules are the reason that I did not go to compete. I wanted to go ... and even thought we had everything worked out for me to go, which is why I made the post on facebook to such, but I was wrong.