June 6, 2011

2011 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mundials - 'Da Worlds - 'Da Results

Absolute Divisions:
Gabrielle Garcia is the first absolute champ of the day, overcoming Bia Mesquita by 2-0, coming close to finishing early on with a clock choke. With two gold medals, Gabrielle is the big name of the female division.
Rodolfo Vieira got the takedown, passed guard and mounted Bernardo Faria. With a score of 9-0, Vieira is the big winner in the men’s division.

The men’s division now has its champions. Check out who the current world champions are:
Rodolfo Vieira beat Bernardo Faria by a guard pass, in the first of two encounters between the two on the day.
RoosterweightBruno Malfacine outpointed Caio Terra by 4-2, making Malfa four-time world champion.
Light Featherweight
Guilherme Mendes and Ary Farias closed out for Atos
FeatherweightRafael Mendes and Augusto Tanquinho draw at 4-4 after exchange of sweeps, but Mendes leads by 2 advantage points to 1. It is the first time brothers Rafael and Guilherme are champions together at the same Worlds.
LightweightGilbert Durinho outpoints Kron Gracie by 9-2. Kron took the lead with a sweep but Durinho swept back and followed up with a guard pass and then another sweep.
MiddleweightMarcelo Garcia scored two points early on against  Lucas Leite. That was enough to secure Garcia his fifth world title. He ironically thanked Steven Seagal for helping him win.
Medium HeavyweightSérgio Moraes beat Rômulo Barral by 4 to 2. Both were awarded penalties. Moraes landed a takedown.
Super HeavyweightLéo Nogueira edges Marcus Bochecha after 2-2 draw on points and draw on advantage points. Léo wins his first world title.
UltraheavyweightAntonio Braga Neto defeats Rodrigo Cavaca by a score of 7 to 0.in
Check out how the finals of the female division of the World Championship played out:
Light featherweightLetícia Ribeiro outpointed Nyjah Easton by 3 to 2 in an emotional match. Leticia is now six-time world champion!
FeatherweightIn a controversial match, Michelle Nicoline defeated Kyra Gracie 3-1 on advantage points following a 4-4 draw.
LightweightLuanna Alzuguir made quick work of Luiza Monteiro with a choke from back mount.
MiddleweightHannette Staack submitted Ida Josefin with the most beautiful finish of the finals so far: a flying armbar!
Medium heavyweightIn an uneventful affair, Talita Treta outpointed Penny Thomas 4-0 to take gold.
HeavyweightGabi Garcia chased down Emily Wetzel and quickly finished with a choke.

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