The AIGA Champions League Final 2023 took place on December 14th, 2023 and the winners were crowned after the results of 14 matches. Four teams of elite competitors had earned the right to be there by qualifying from quarter-final rounds earlier in the year and now there was just two days left for them to determine this year’s champions. The semi-final had taken place the previous day and it was there that Team Modolfo and Acai Republic booked their place in the final, while Universal Fighters and Battle Force had to settle for a third-place match.
The third-place round was incredibly close, with both Universal Fighters and Battle Force winning three matches each before the last two grapplers stepped on the mats. It ended on a sour note for Battle Force though, as Pouya Rahmani was disqualified for slamming his opponent and that gave Universal Fighters the win. The final wasn’t as close, as Team Modolfo stormed to victory by beating Acai Republic 5-2 in their round. There were a number of highlights across their journey through the tournament and ever member of the team did their part, producing slick submission finishes and convincing points wins over the course of two days.
AIGA Champions League Final 2023 Full Results
Team Modolfo defeats Acai Republic – 5-2
60kg – Felipe Machado defeats Felipe Nacib via Submission – Armbar
+91kg – Dan Manasoiu defeats Anton Dmitrakov via Submission – Inside Heel Hook
Third Place Match
Universal Fighters defeats Battle Force – 4-3
60kg – Nariman Mynbayev defeats Magomedbek Temeev via Decision – Points (0x0, 0x0, 0x2)
65kg – Atakeldy Esetov defeats Muhammad Shakhbanov via Submission – Armbar
70kg – Gairbeg Ibragimov defeats Sejlhan Bolatbek via Decision – Points (2×0, 0x0, 0x0)
76kg – Rizvan Rizvanov defeats Magjan Maratkhan via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
83kg – Magomed Djarbaev defeats Abduzhalil Adilov via Submission – Inside Heel Hook
91kg – Gadzhimurad Abdulaev defeats Alibi Orazbek via Decision – Points (0x0, 0x0, 1x-3)
+91kg – Abdurakhman Bilarov defeats Pouya Rahmani via Disqualification – Slam
The full AIGA Champions League Final 2023, including all of the above results, is available to watch on FloGrappling.