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2016 Worlds No-Gi: Simões vs. Santana, Andresa vs. Nathiely in the black belt open class finals; other results

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Day 1 of the Worlds No-Gi was filled with thrills and some of the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu performed by the sports’ biggest names. The highlight of the day was the black belt open class divisions for men and women.

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In the men’s division, Yuri Simões and Murilo Santana made all the way to the final. this Sunday, they will decide who’s going to become the first ever male athlete to hold two gold medals in the absolute of the Worlds No-Gi. Santana won in 2013 and Yuri won in 2014. Here’s how they managed to reach the final.

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Murilo first beat Marcel Gonçalves by points in the eight finals. Then, he caught Josh Hinger with a guillotine. In the semifinal, he finished Jared Dopp with an armbar. Yuri debuted with a katagatami on Marcus Wilson, then beat Thiago Sá 2-0 on advantages and finally beat Augusto Taquinho by referee decision.

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In the women’s division, the final will be between Andresa Correa and upcoming talent Nathiely de Jesus. Each one fought twice to reach the final. Correa applied a leg lock on Sofia Amarante and then a toehold on Ida Floisivik. Nathiely beat Talita Alencar 2-0 with a sweep and then choked Amanda Loewen with a rear naked choke.

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Other than that, the semifinals for the black belt weight classes were set. they are:

Rooster

Washington Lima vs. Caio Terra

Jose Alves vs. Thiago Narciso

Light feather

João Miyao vs. Rene Lopez

Michael Musumeci vs. Thomas Lisboa

Feather

Kim terra vs. Osvaldo Moizinho

Gabriel Marangoni vs. Samir Chantre

Light

AJ Agazarm vs. Marcio Andre

Rodrigo Freitas vs. Mansher Khera

Middle

Jonathan Satava vs. Francisco Iturralde

Marcos Tinoco vs. Marcelo Mafra

MediumHeavy

Valdir Junior vs. Charles Negromonte

Matheus Diniz vs. Josh Hinger

Heavy

Lucas Barbosa vs. Nick Schrock

William Bush vs. Vitor Oliveira

Superheavy

Jared Dopp vs. Muslim L. Patsarigov

Paul Ardija-Ibarra vs. Luiz Panza

Ultra heavy

Yuri Simões vs. Aaron Johnson

Mohamed Aly vs. Gustavo Elias

Female Finals

Lightfeather

Pati Fontes vs. Fiona Watson

Feather

Talita Alencar vs. Emilie Maxine

Lightweight

Tammi Musumeci vs. Jaqueline Amorin

Middleweight

Ida Floisik vs. Amanda Alequin

Medium heavy

Megan Nevill vs.Nathiely de Jesus

Heavyweight

Andresa Correa vs. Charlene Coats

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