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

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

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.