The kings of Rio, of all ages

It was a weekend replete with Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro, with major standouts at weight and especially in the absolute division. Bia Mesquita in the female division, Ricardo Evangelista in the men’s, Roberto Godói in the seniors’, and Eduardo Milioli in the masters’ all put in fine displays at open weight and proved to be the best across all the weight groups.

In the weight divisions new names and familiar old faces mingled on the podium, drawing applause from the crowd at Tijuca Tennis Club. Check out the results from the IBJJF Rio Open below and take a peek at the most striking moments from Sunday, as captured by the lens of Gustavo Aragão.

Rio Open – black belt

Roosterweight: Ivaniel Oliveira (Top Brothers) defeated Felipe Costa (Brasa)

Light featherweight: José Tiago (PSLPB Cicero Costha) defeated Gabriel Santos (CheckMat)

Featherweight: Theodoro Canal (GFTeam) defeated Leonardo Souza (Evolve Gordo)

Lightweight: Leandro Lo (PSLPB Cicero Costha) defeated Vinicius Marinho (GF Team)

Middleweight: Augusto “Tio Chico” Vieira (Gracie Barra BH) defeated Sergio Santos (Gracie Humaitá)

Medium heavyweight: Diogo Sampaio (Soul Fighters) defeated Gustavo Junqueira (Alliance)

Heavyweight: Nivaldo de Oliveira (CheckMat) defeated Robert Fonseca (CheckMat)

Super heavyweight: Caio Cesar Magalhães (SAS Team) defeated Alan Regis (Detonando JJ)

Ultra heavyweight: Helton Nogueira (Academia BSB) defeated Thiago Souza (Asle)

Absolute: Ricardo Evangelista (GFTeam) fechou com Igor Silva (GFTeam)

Female (brown/black)

Light featherweight: Leticia Vargas (DDR) defeated Bruna Nascimento (Top Brothers)

Featherweight: Marina Medeiros (CheckMat) defeated Andrezza Pinho (FJJAM)

Lightweight: Hellen Bastos (Game Fight) defeated Rosalinda Ferreira (Gavião)

Middleweight: Beatriz Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá) defeated Ida Hansson (CheckMat)

Medium heavyweight: Polyana Lago (Alliance) defeated Daniela Lírio (Marcelo Ferreira)

Heavyweight: Ludymila Ferrari (CheckMat) defeated Marcela Fernandes (Gavião)

Absolute: Bia Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá) defeated Luiza Monteiro (CheckMat)

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