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    2020 Pan: Fellipe Andrew wins the absolute; final results

    Fellipe’s hand is raised after his win over Gustavo Batista. Blanca Marisa Garcia

    The 2020 IBJJF Pan, held between the 8th and 11th of October in Kissimmee, Florida, will forever live in the memory of jiu-jitsu lovers. Taking place in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the event marked the return of the big competitions in a year without a World Championship.

    Travel restrictions made it impossible for some big names to be present; but stars of all nationalities residing in the U.S. managed to put on a true show, with no shortage of emotions in the finals.

    The men’s absolute came down to a clash between two stars of the new generation.

    Fellipe Andrew (Alliance) and Gustavo Batista (Atos) had a tough fight. After getting disqualified from the super-heavy division, Fellipe arrived without the weight of having done a final minutes before. Gustavo, on the other hand, had just defeated Dominique Bell to claim gold at heavyweight. Playing on top, Fellipe pressured Gustavo’s guard for a good chunk of the match. In the end, Fellipe succeeded in changing side, improving the grips and arriving on Gustavo’s flank bringing danger; although Gustavo didn’t yield the pass, he saw Fellipe score three advantages by the time the ref whistled. With the win, Fellipe Andrew had made a comeback in the Pan and further consolidated his position as the IBJJF’s No. 1-ranked male.

    The women’s absolute was an Atos blowout. Luiza Monteiro and Rafaela Guedes kicked off their Sunday by winning, respectively, the middleweight and lightweight finals. Later they closed out the absolute final, with Rafaela officially claiming the gold medal just a few months into her black-belt career.

    Also noteworthy was Josh Cisneros’s campaign. Little over a month since his promotion to black-belt, the young athlete from Cleber Jiu-Jitsu Visalia arrived at the Pan riding the momentum of a title from the Austin Open. He beat Paulo Miyao in the quarterfinals and Pedro Dias in the final to conquer the light feather division.

    Final results:

    MEN

    Rooster
    Lucas Pinheiro def. Jonas Andrade, advantages

    Light feather
    Josh Cisneros def. Pedro Dias, points

    Feather
    Thiago Macedo def. Matheus Gabriel, points

    Light
    Johnatha Alves def. Michael Liera, points

    Middle
    Ronaldo Junior def. Jackson Nagai, points

    Medium-heavy
    Otávio Sousa def. Matheus Luna, points

    Heavy
    Gustavo Batista def. Dominique Bell, points

    Super-heavy
    Guilherme Augusto def. Arnaldo Maidana, points

    Ultra-heavy
    Max Gimenis def. Luiz Panza, points

    Absolute
    Fellipe Andrew def. Gustavo Batista, advantages

    WOMEN

    Light feather
    Mayssa Bastos def. Patricia Fontes, ezequiel

    Feather
    Gabrielle McComb def. Angela Alequin, advantages

    Light
    Luiza Monteiro def. Nathalie Ribeiro, points

    Middle
    Rafaela Guedes def. Claire North, advantages

    Medium heavy
    Andressa Cintra def.Maria Malyjasiak, points

    Heavy
    Nathiely de Jesus had no opponents

    Super-heavy
    Kendall Reusing and Jessica Flowers closed ranks for Gracie Barra

    Absolute
    Rafaela Guedes and Luiza Monteiro closed ranks for Atos

    This article was originally published on www.graciemag.com

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