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Jiu-Jitsu Expo day 2: Results of Superfights, Ricardo Rezende Winner Of Black Belt GP

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Jiu-Jitsu Expo day 2: Results of Superfights, Ricardo Rezende Winner Of Black Belt GP
Ricardo Rezende wins the black belt GP

Ricardo Rezende wins the black belt GP

The 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo is done and dusted.

Here are their results of the four superfights from day 2 (Check the results from day 1 here):

  • Bruno Malfacine stayed concentrated and didn’t fall into Jeff Glover’s teasing trap.  Bruninho got a sweep and a guard pass guard pass to win the match 5-2.
  •  Dean Lister faced Tarsis Humphreys under ADCC-like rules. Tarsis was a late replacement for Rousimar Palhares. Lister submitted the Alliance black belt with a heel hook.
  • Paulo Miyao faced Jon Fitch in a 20 minute no gi match. It looked more like a 20 minute no gi lecture as Miyao was consttantly attacking but Fitch defended every attack. Fitch is known for his superior defense. Even Damien Maia wasn’t able to submit him. The match was declared a drw since it was submission only/ no points. Fitch raised Miyao’s hand at the end recognizing the tru winner in his eyes.
  • Leandro Lo  faced Jake Shields in a no gi sub only match. The UFC fighter remained on top almost the whole time and Lo tried to sweep and attack the legs but wasn’t able to finish. The match was declared a draw.
Paulo Miyao trying to submit Jon Fitch

Paulo Miyao trying to submit Jon Fitch

The black belt grand prix featured some of the best competitors in the world. There were two brown belts (Travis Stevens and Shiloh Roberts) who had seen action the day before in the brown belt GP that joined the action.

Here is how the Brown/Black Belt GP played out according to Graciemag:

GROUP A

Jackson Sousa

Nathan Mendelsohn

Omar Sabha

Marcel Goncalves

Shiloh Roberts

GROUP B

James Puopolo

Eliot Kelly

Travis Stevens

Alessandro Ferreira

Ricardo Rezende

INDIVIDUAL MATCH RESULTS

GROUP A

4 pts – Nathan Mendelsohn defeated Omar Sabha by armbar
4 pts – Jackson Sousa defeated Shiloh Roberts by choke
4 pts – Marcel Louzado defeated Shiloh Roberts by armbar
2 pts – Jackson Sousa defeated Nathan Mendelsohn by 3-3 points 2-1 advantages 0-1 penalty = 2 advantages
4 pts – Omar Sabha defeated Shiloh Roberts by toehold
2 pts – Jackson Sousa defeated Marcel Goncalves by 2-2 points 2-1 advantage = 1 advantage
4 pts – Nathan Mendelsohn defeated Shiloh Roberts by choke from mount
2 pts – Marcel Goncalves defeated Omar Sabha by DQ for knee reap
3 pts – Nathan Mendelsohn defeated Marcel Goncalves by 11-2 points 5-0 advantages
4 pts – Jackson Sousa defeated Omar Sabha by north/south choke

GROUP B

4 pts – James Puopolo defeated Eliot Kelly by kneebar
4 pts – Travis Stevens defeated Alessandro Ferreira by armbar
3 pts – Travis Stevens defeated Eliot Kelly by 6-2 points 9-0 advantages
4 pts – James Puopolo defeated Ricardo Rezende by kneebar
4 pts – Ricardo Rezende defeated Eliot Kelly by choke from the back
4 pts – James Puopolo defeated Alessandro Ferreira by straight armbar
4 pts – James Puopolo defeated Travis Stevens by kneebar
4 pts – Ricardo Rezende defeated Alessandro Ferreira by armbar from triangle
4 pts – Ricardo Rezende defeated Travis Stevens by armbar from triangle
4 pts – Alessandro Ferreira defeated Eliot Kelly by flying armbar

Rezende vs Puopulo

Rezende vs Puopulo

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

Jackson Sousa vs. Ricardo Rezende

James Puopolo vs. Nathan Mendelsohn

Ricardo Rezende defeated Jackson Sousa by 1-0 advantage
James Puopolo defeated Nathan Mendelsohn by 4-0 points 1-1 advantages

FINAL

Ricardo Rezende vs. James Puopolo

Ricardo Rezende defeated James Puopolo by toehold for the gold trophy: