2014 Pan: Galvao vs Lo & Bia vs Andresa Absolute Black Belt Finals

2014 Pan: Galvao vs Lo & Bia vs Andresa Absolute Black Belt Finals



Saturday’s action at the Pans hosted the brown belts and the black belt open weight. The black belt open weight final will be decided by two smaller fighters who took no notice of the big guys . Leandro Lo and Andre Galvao will lock horns to see who will win the open division at the Pan, which is held in California, USA.

Leandro Lo, the student of Cicero Costha, submitted John Jordan in his first fight and then beat Fabiano Boi on points. After beating Victor Estima, in the quarterfinals, Lo came across the monster that is Alexander Trans, who is the current absolute champion of Europe. The smaller Brazilian was not deterred and slowed the momentum of the Dane (who had beaten Keenan Cornelius) to take the win by 4-3, in the semifinal.

Alexander Trans beat Keenan Cornelius

Alexander Trans beat Keenan Cornelius

On the opposite side of the bracket, André Galvão first he beat Jurandir Conceição, then DJ Jackson and Murilo Santana.

The semifinal was against newcomer Felipe Pena and Galvão came back in the scoreboard by taking the back and sweeping in the last minutes.

On Sunday, the closing day of the event, apart from the final of the open weight division, there will be the black belt weight divisions for both males and females.

Women in action

Spending time away from the mat did not hurt Bia Mesquita . The Gracie Humaita fighter came in great shape and was able to secure her spot in the absolute final. The black belt submitted Megan Nevill and, in the semifinal, Rachel Demara.

Andresa Correa of Alliance defeated Fabiana Borges by 9-4 in advantages and then defeated Mackenzie Dern by 3-0 in the semi-final.

To view the results so far: Click here

In the teams competition, day 4 ended with this standings:

Adult Male
1 – Alliance – 67
2 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 64
3 – Team Lloyd Irvin – 5

Adult Female
1 – Alliance – 57
2 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 33
3 – Gracie Humaita – 20

Juvenile (Finished)
1 – Gracie Barra – 55
2 – Elite Mixed Martial Arts – 25
3 – Gracie Elite Team – 20

1 – Alliance – 142
2 – Gracie Elite Team – 140
3 – Gracie Barra – 127

Novice (Finished)
1 – Gracie Barra – 58
2 – CheckMat – 31
3 – Carvalho Teixeira – 25