A great show for all ADCC Submission Fighting fans was held in Italy in the beautiful Tuscany; a great job for the organization and the international matchmaking by ADCC Italy president Filippo Leone supported by Alessio Diliberti and Stefano Perullo, coaches of the Team Gladiatori Labronici.
After introducing all the fighters to the public, the fights began.
Poule A: Michel Salvadori (Gracie Barra Cote d’Azur – France)
Andreas Achniotis (Italian Connection – Cyprus)
Fabio Perlangeli (Pankration Lecce – Italy)
Simone Franceschini (Italian Connection – Italy)
Poule B: Jean Robert Monier (Gracie Barra Cote d’Azur – France)
Alessio Diliberti (Gladiatori Labronici – Italy)
Perlangeli – Franceschini mata leao
Monier – Novaes mata leao
Novaes – Diliberti injury
In poule A some intense fights with Salvadori who did well deserving the victory, with perfect and effective style: 3 matches, 3 victories! Second place for the italian “golden boy”, Simone Franceschini …a young and very talented grappler!
In poule B, first intense and balanced fight between Monier and Novaes, won by the brazilian black belt Novaes, via mata leao. Second with Diliberti against Monier: the italian grappler fought with all his heart countering each attack of his opponent and escaping from a mount position when the score was 0-0; smart takedown of the french MMA stylist for the definiteve 2 – 0. No fight between Novaes and Diliberti because of the injury of the italian grappler!
Semifinals: Monier gave the victory to Salvadori. Novaes met on tatami Franceschini: great match, with speed and technique at high levels; Franceschini put all his heart in this match fighting without any fear of the brazilian grappler. Novaes won by submission and reached the final.
Finals: 3rd place for Franceschini, who won over Monier by mata leao. First place for Novaes: he won over Salvadori for 1 to 0 because one penalty…applauses! Novaes won the ADCC Italy Iron Men trophy and the money prize.
ADCC Italy Superfights – 88 Kg.
First semifinal: Boalem Benaissa (France) won Nicola Sacco (Italy) for 10 a 2. Other semifinal: Gustavo Freire (Brazil) won by arm triangle over Franceco Marangi (Italy). Third place for Sacco, who won over Marangi by guillotine choke.
In the final Benaissa scored 6 – 0 over Freire.
ADCC Italy Superfights + 99 Kg.
Matteo Calamandrei (Italy) against Samuel Monin (France): the french athlet, really in great shape, started the match with aggressiveness and won by a quick guillotine choke. In the second match Karim Mosbah won by inverted armbar over Francesco Mazzotta (Italy). Third place for Calamandrei (over Mazzotta by mata leao).
Two french grapplers in a final dominated by Monin, winning by choke from north-south position.
Filippo Leone (ADCC Italy President):great show and good technique on the tatame! Of course, events like this help the spreading of our sport to the public, and increase the experience of the italian fighters. A pity for some injured athlets who were out, even they will have the opportunity to show themselves in next ADCC events. I thank all ADCC Italy staff members and our media partners for the good level of promotion given to this event, inside and outside Italy.
All athlets were great, and I thank everybody, also the fighters who weren’t selected: see you at the nexth event!
Jonatas Novaes from Brasa won the ADCC Italy Iron Men, doing a good job. I was also satisfied for the job of the italian grapplers: Franceschini did great, showing his ability and skills: a young grappler, growing up fast … I think he could do very well in the future. No luck for Diliberti, who injured in the back, one week before the event; he decided to fight but he had to give up after one match… I know him …he’s a warrior, and I am sure it was a really hard decision!
Alessio Diliberti (Team Gladiatori Labronici): a fantastic tournement with skillfull and well renowned grapplers. Thanks to ADCC Italy President, Filippo Leone, and his staff. I was impressed by Franceschini’s level…he is a man of the event!
Michel Salvadori (Gracie Barra Cote d’Azur): a very good Submission competition organized in galà style, good fights and spectacular martial arts exibithions. Perfect organization planned by Filippo Leone. Public, ambience and organization at top levels!
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