The Emerald City Invitational 3 featured a 185lbs division $10,000 grand prix… Which was full of Heel Hook finishes! And wouldn’t you know it – it was Oliver Taza who took the ultimate victory home, after beating 4 extremely tough opponents.
The winner of the European, Middle Eastern, and African 2021 ADCC Trials 77kg division first took on three opponents – taking them out in quick bursts; all three via different Heel Hook variations. Then, in the final match, he took on Nick Ronan – a Matt Serra BJJ black belt.
He wasn’t able to get the submission finish against him in the regulation period, but managed to set up an Inverted Triangle Choke in overtime – winning the $10,000 prize!
Check out the rest of the Emerald City Invitational 3 results below.
EMERALD CITY INVITATIONAL 3: FULL RESULTS
- Giancarlo Bodoni defeats Steve Kasten (via Rear Naked Choke)
- Enrique Galarza defeats Steve Joachim (via Estima Lock)
- Josh Hayden defeats Isiah Wright (via Heel Hook)
- Nick Ronan defeats Matteo Martinez (via Decision)
- Oliver Taza defeats Nick Domgjoni (via Heel Hook)
- Jay Rodriguez defeats Aaron Harris (via Heel Hook)
- Sean Yadimarco defeats Andre Petroski (via Heel Hook)
- Alan Sanchez defeats Jon Perisma (via Armbar)
- Giancarlo Bodoni defeats Enrique Galarza (via Rear Naked Choke)
- Nick Ronan defeats Josh Hayden (via Decision)
- Oliver Taza defeats Jay Rodriguez (via Heel Hook)
- Sean Yadimarco defeats Alan Sanchez (via Rear Naked Choke)
- Nick Ronan defeats Giancarlo Bodoni (via Heel Hook)
- Oliver Taza defeats Alan Sanchez (via Heel Hook)
- Oliver Taza defeats Nick Ronan (via Inverted Triangle)
EMERALD CITY INVITATIONAL 3: SUPERFIGHTS
- Estevan Martinez defeats Eric Naples (via Rear Naked Choke)
- Amanda Leve defeats Lauren Jones (via Decision)