Tanquinho double dose at US Open

Tanquinho to compete at weight and open weight. Photo: Gustavo Aragão.

There much time left to secure a spot at the US Open, one of the longest-running events in the USA, with fifteen years of history. Monday is the sign-up deadline (click here).

The event goes down in Santa Cruz, California from October 15 to 17.

This year’s Rio Open and Brazilian Team Nationals champion Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes is one of the black belts guaranteed to be there. Besides giving his opponents in the lightweight division a hard time, the Soul Fighters representatives will mix things up with the heayvweights.

“I really like competing at the US Open, and it’s about that time! I’m going to be in my weight division and the absolute,” he reports.

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