The Carioca Arena 1 was the scene of the first day of competitions of the Rio de Janeiro stage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. Friday was reserved for disputes between the purple bands and white belts of all ages and weight categories. Known names of the general public as: Thalisson Soares, Anderson Munis and Pedro Pimenta were the main highlights of this Friday. Check the results:
Male up to 56 kg
Thalisson Soares (Cícero Costha) defeated Felipe Ferreira (Cicero Costha) by finishing and secured gold in the category.
Male up to 62 kg
Lucas Emanuel (Cassão Team) defeated João Costa (GFTEAM) 2-1 in the advantages and guaranteed the gold.
Male up to 69 kg
Daniel "Dedel" Júnior (Soul Fighters / Atos Jiu-Jitsu) defeated Gustavo Estebam (Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu) by finalization and got gold in the category up to 69 kg
Male up to 77kg
Dionnathan Santos (Alliance / Mário Reis) defeated Roberto Júnior (DDR) by 10-4 and secured gold.
Male up to 85 kg
Alex Munis (Clube Beja) beat Caio Vinicius (Nova União) by 6-4 and won gold in the category up to 85 kg.
Male up to 94 kg
Anderson Munis (Bean Club) defeated André Porfírio (Cícero Costha) by disqualification and guaranteed the gold in weight up to 94 kg.
Male under 110kg
Pedro Pimenta (GFTEAM) defeated Roosevelt Sousa (Halavanca JJ) by 2-1 in the advantages and took home gold in the category up to 110 kg.
Female up to 49 kg
Jéssica Dantas (Caio Terra Association) defeated Fernanda Santos (Alliance) 2-0 and won gold in the 49kg category.
Female up to 55 kg
Andreza Sousa (ARES BJJ) beat Swanny Batista (HC Team) 2-0 in the points and got the gold.
Female up to 62 kg
Janaina Menezes (SAS Team) defeated Ludmila Araujo (Clube Beja) by a zero advantage and won gold in the category up to 62 kg.
Female up to 70 kg
Mel Cueto (Drill BJJ School) defeated Rafaela Guedes (Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu) 4-0 and got gold in the category.
Female up to 90 kg
Raiane Santos (Gracie Barra) defeated Thayna Sousa (Gracie Barra) in the decision of the judges and got the gold.
Tomorrow the action will be on account of the brown bands and black bands. The broadcast will start at 10 o'clock in the morning on the Flograppling