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2018 Worlds: Jimenez, Pessanha purple belt open class champions; Fechter wins brown belt open class division

Day 2 at the 2018 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was dedicated to the male and female purple belt divisions and the female brown belt divisions. The highlight of the day was the open class divisions at the end of the afternoon. Here’s how each bracket played out.

Male Purple Belt Open Class

Roberto Jimenez (Alliance) fought five times to reach the top of the podium. His two most difficult challenges were the semifinal and the final. In the semifinal, he came back from 0-9 deficit in the scoreboard after Pedro Alex passed his guard and got to mount. Jimenez was able to recover guard and find a lapel choke to finish Alex and secure his spot in the final. The opponent would be MMA fighter Mason Fowler, who made it to the final with a referees decision over Ronaldo Junior following a 4-4 tie.

The final was a short-lived affair, as Jimenez quickly captured Fowler’s back and immediately started to look for the finish. Mason fought bravely, but eventually Roberto found the lapels to finish with a bow and arrow choke.

Female Purple Belt Open Class

From Rio’s world famous community of Cidade de Deus, Gabrieli Pessanha left no stone unturned on her way to double gold this Friday. In the open class semifinal, she imposed her game on Barbara Katter to win with a large lead of 13-4. On the other side of the bracket, Janaina Maia managed a sweep and guard pass to outscore Gabrielli Shanti 5-3 and make her way to the gold medal match.

Two sweeps were the difference in the final, as Gabrieli managed two of them to outscore Janaina Maia and make her teammates and supporters go crazy on the stands.

Female Brown Belt Open Class 

Gabriela Fechter fought five times to claim the gold medal. In the semifinal, she beat Mayssa Bastos 4-2 in a sweep battle. On the other side of the bracket, Larissa Carvalho got her spot in the final when Ane Svendsen was disqualified for turning to the wrong side while attacking Larissa’s foot.

The final was very short, as an injured Larissa could not offer any resistance to Gabriela’s attack to her ankle injured in the semifinal.

Here are the results of the weight classes that played out this Friday.

Purple / Adult / Female / Rooster

1 – Vicky Hoang – Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team

2 – Fernanda Almeida dos Santos – Alliance

3 – Margarita Prado Ochoa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Mariana Rolszt – Gracie Humaita

Purple / Adult / Female / Light-Feather

1 – Brenda Larissa – Alliance

2 – Sophia Marie Flores – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Adrienne Einikis – Carlson Gracie Team

3 – Crystal Gaxiola – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Purple / Adult / Female / Feather

1 – Ana Cristina Araujo Rodrigues – Alliance

2 – Anja Bergo – Frontline Academy

3 – Adele M. Fornarino – Will/Machado

3 – roya darvishian – Team Lloyd Irvin

Purple / Adult / Female / Light

1 – Margot Ciccarelli – Unity Jiu-jitsu

2 – Nicole Amber Evangelista – Brasa CTA

3 – Fallon Doris Fratone – Supremacy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Meagan Curran – Gracie Humaita

Purple / Adult / Female / Middle

1 – Kira Sung – Jiu-Jitsu Lab

2 – Sabrina Wright – Alliance

3 – Janaina Maia de Menezes – SAS Team

3 – Nikki Lloyd-Griffiths – Immersion Mixed Martial Arts

Purple / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy

1 – Maggie Grindatti – Fight Sports

2 – Amy Scot Campo – Zenith BJJ

3 – Diana Ariste Rubio – Mauricio Ulloa BJJ

3 – Gabrielle Stan – Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team

Purple / Adult / Female / Heavy

1 – Yara Soares do Nascimento – Team Lloyd Irvin

2 – Alexandra Brynn Coleman – BJJ Globetrotters USA

3 – Amelia Lui – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Barbara Andrea Quimpo Katter – Evolve MMA

Purple / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy

1 – Gabrieli Pessanha de Souza Marinho – Infight JJ

2 – Mayara Kaori Oishi – CheckMat

3 – Jocelyn Stidham – Gracie Barra

3 – Salua Silva Borges – Alliance

Purple / Adult / Female / Open Class

1 – Gabrieli Pessanha de Souza Marinho – Infight JJ

2 – Janaina Maia de Menezes – SAS Team

3 – Barbara Andrea Quimpo Katter – Evolve MMA

3 – Gabrielle Stan – Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team

Purple / Adult / Male / Rooster

1 – Francisco Jonas Borges Andrade – Cicero Costha Internacional

2 – Thalison Vitorino Soares – Cicero Costha Internacional

3 – Johnif de Oliveira Rocha – PSLPB Cicero Costha

3 – Solomon William Blanch – Brasa CTA

Purple / Adult / Male / Light-Feather

1 – Lucas Batista Rodrigues – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

2 – Raul Barbosa Basílio – Atos JJ USA

3 – Meyram Maquiné Alves – Team Lloyd Irvin

3 – Rony Rezende Fialho – GF Team

Purple / Adult / Male / Feather

1 – Jose Mathias Macedo de Lira Luna – CheckMat

2 – Julio Souza Arantes – Qatar BJJ Brasil

3 – Israel de Sousa Almeida – GF Team

3 – Marlon Ribeiro Silva Ferreira – GF Team

Purple / Adult / Male / Light

1 – Samuel Nagai Hatchwell – Carlos Holanda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

2 – Johnatha Barbosa Alves – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Italo Moura de Azevedo – Cicero Costha Internacional

3 – José Matheus Macedo de Lira Luna – CheckMat

Purple / Adult / Male / Middle

1 – Ronaldo Pereira de Souza Júnior – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

2 – Rafael dos Anjos Torres – Alliance

3 – Lucas Gualberto Gomes Nascimento – Alliance

3 – Pedro Henrique Maia Costa – Fit Combat – BJJ

Purple / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy

1 – Igor Tanabe Guimarães – Brasa CTA

2 – Adam Bradley – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Alexander Baffoun – Art of Roll

3 – Pablo Estepa – ADAMAS BJJ

Purple / Adult / Male / Heavy

1 – Roberto Francisco Jimenez – Alliance

2 – Darin Conner Deangelis – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Carlos Diaz – Ralph Gracie

3 – Christopher Passerrello – GF Team International

Purple / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy

1 – André Luiz Novaes Porfirio – Cicero Costha Internacional

2 – Brian Giorgio – Alliance

3 – Bilal Benmahammed – Cicero Costha Internacional

3 – Marcos Carrozzino – GF Team

Purple / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy

1 – Mason Fowler – Dethrone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

2 – Austin Baker – Gracie Barra

3 – Aleksandr Sak – Strela Team

3 – Pedro Alex dos Santos Pimenta – GF Team

Purple / Adult / Male / Open Class

1 – Roberto Francisco Jimenez – Alliance

2 – Mason Fowler – Dethrone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Pedro Alex dos Santos Pimenta – GF Team

3 – Ronaldo Pereira de Souza Júnior – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Brown / Adult / Female / Rooster

1 – Juliane Caroline dos Santos Wiggers – Alliance

2 – Maiko Kurogi – Axis Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Amber Rymarz-freitas – Gracie Barra

3 – Maria Henderson – JCBJJ

Brown / Adult / Female / Light-Feather

1 – Larissa Campos Carvalho – Gracie Reunion

2 – Mayssa Caldas Pereira Bastos – GF Team

3 – Kaisa Yli-Paunu – Brasa CTA

3 – Rose-Marie el Sharouni – CheckMat

Brown / Adult / Female / Feather

1 – Ffion Eira Davies – ECJJA

2 – Madeleine Håkansson – Yamasaki Academy Gothenburg

3 – Gabriela Meireles Fechter – CheckMat

3 – Lyanne Perez – Gracie Humaita

Brown / Adult / Female / Light

1 – Talia Marie Vaughan – Gracie Humaita South Bay

2 – Julia Mæle – Roger Gracie Academy Norway

3 – April Parks – RCJ Machado

3 – Nicole Sullivan – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Brown / Adult / Female / Middle

1 – Jessica Constance Swanson – Soul Fighters BJJ

2 – Claire North – Bonsai JJ – USA

3 – Emily Sheil – Pacific Top Team

3 – Juliana Remigio Fontoura – Fenix BJJ Lowell

Brown / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy

1 – Melissa Stricker Cueto – Zenith BJJ

2 – Ane N. Svendsen – GF Team

3 – Erin K. Harpe – Gracie Humaita

3 – Julija Stoliarenko – Roger Gracie Academy

Brown / Adult / Female / Heavy

1 – Sarah Gail Rice – Team Royce Gracie

2 – Laura Barker – Gracie Barra

3 – Bridget Mceliece – Renzo Gracie Academy

3 – Claire-France Thevenon – Mako Team Paris

Brown / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy

1 – Elizabeth Foster – Cassio Werneck BJJ

2 – Jonna Karoliina Konivuori – Alliance

3 – Angela Marino – Camarillo Jiu Jitsu

3 – Katie Sweet – Brasa CTA

Brown / Adult / Female / Open Class

1 – Gabriela Meireles Fechter – CheckMat

2 – Larissa Campos Carvalho – Gracie Reunion

3 – Ane N. Svendsen – GF Team

3 – Mayssa Caldas Pereira Bastos – GF Team

Brown / Adult / Male / Rooster

1 – Cícero Lívio Ribeiro Saldanha Paiva – Ares BJJ

2 – Carlos Alberto Oliveira Da Silva – GF Team

3 – Masayuki Yoshioka – Tokushima BJJ

3 – Suraj Kumar Budhram – Renato Tavares Association

Brown / Adult / Male / Light-Feather

1 – Kennedy Leonardo Maciel – Alliance

2 – Malachi James C. Edmond – Team Lloyd Irvin

3 – Igor Almeida – ZR Team Association

3 – Rafael Doerzapff Marques – Soul Fighters BJJ

Brown / Adult / Male / Feather

1 – Matheus Gabriel Pinheiro Barros – CheckMat

2 – Richar Emiliano Nogueira – Cicero Costha Internacional

3 – João Pedro Bueno Mendes – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

3 – Murilo Guimarães do Amaral – Alliance

The 2018 Worlds returns this Saturday for day 3 featuring the black belt open class division for men and women and much more. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for the complete coverage.

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