Long Beach, California hosted two Samurai Jiu Jitsu Pro tournaments yesterday, 1 for white to brown belts, and the other for black belts only. With MMA and ADCC star Fabricio Werdum as one of its organizers, the event offered a total of 30 thousand dollars in winnings.
The Black Belt tournament was stacked with some familiar and highly ranked black belts. The competitors fought while Werdum, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and others were among the crowd.
Here are the results from the Samurai Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Pro:
Black Belt >165lbs (75kgs)
First Place : Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles
Rubens Cobrinha Charles (Alliance) defeats Rodrigo Freitas (Gracie Barra) via Lapel Choke from back to enter finals
Phillipe Della Monica (Gracie Barra) defeats Laercio Fernandes (Lotus BJJ) via points to enter finals
Final: Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles (Alliance) Defeats Phillipe Della Monica (Gracie Barra) Via points (9-4)
Black Belt >185lbs (85kgs)
First Place: Clark Gracie
Kayron Gracie (Gracie Barra) defeats Marcelo Mafra (Checkmat) by points to enter the finals
Clark Gracie (BJJ Revolution) defeats Bill Cooper (Paragon) by points to enter the finals
Final: Clark Gracie and Kayron Gracie do not fight (Kayron injured). Clark takes first.
Black Belt >205lbs (93kgs)
First Place: Romulo Barral
Andre Galvao (Atos) defeats Otavio Sousa (Gracie Barra) via referee decision (2-2 pts) to enter finals
Romulo Barral(Romulo Barral) defeats Ben Baxter (Ribeiro/Lovato BJJ) via Lapel Choke to enter finals
Final: Romulo Barral defeats Andre Galvao via points
Black Belt <205+
First Place: Joao Assis (Werdum Combat Team/ Checkmat)
Ricardo ‘Demente’ Abreu (Punishment Team) defeats Antonio Braga Neto (Ralph Gracie) by points to enter finals.
Joao Assis (Werdum Combat team/ Checkmat) defeats Roberto Alencar (Gracie Barra) via Knee Bar to enter finals
Final: Joao Assis defeats Ricardo ‘Demente’ Abreu via points (8-2)
Black Belt Absolute
First Place: Joao Assis
Antonio Braga Neto (Ralph Gracie) defeats Bruno Antunes (Gracie Barra) via lapel choke to enter finals
Joao Assis advances through Marcelo Mafra (Checkmat) –No fight (both Checkmat)
Final: Joao Assis defeats Antonia Braga Neto by points (2-0)