Marcelo “Lapela” Mafra (CheckMat) is preparing for the IBJJF’s No-Gi Worlds, coming up in November. But that won’t keep him from nabbing some other medals along the way.
The last one came last weekend, when he won four matches in the absolute and three in his weight division, thus taking home two Grapplers Quest belts from Las Vegas.
In the Absolute final Lapela faced a game Davi Ramos (Atos) and says he did what was right: “I’m well trained and I used the right strategy to win the title and prize money. I launched a spot-on attack in the final instants of the match, which secured me an advantage and the win. I came to win, and the video is there for anyone who wants to see,” he said in conclusion, without addressing Davi’s complaints.