For the first time in the IBJJF Europeans, a European was crowned male black belt open class champion.
Danish terminator Alexander Trans beatYuri Simões in the final.
Trans had a clinic as he swept Yuri, passed his guard, mounted him and tapped him with an armbar.
He told Graciemag:
“I knew he had a strong spider guard game, so when I swept, I immediately put pressure to pass and had success. This title is very important for my career and it’s nice to be the first European, but I train with a lot of Brazilians, I go to Brazil so often. I don´t pay much attention to being European”.
Watch the match between these 2 warriors: