The Lightweight edition of the Combat Jiu Jitsu World Championships has now finished and Eddie Bravo’s promotion has crowned their latest world champion. There were a few lineup changes from the initial announcement made, mostly due to travel restrictions in place in certain countries, but the tournament remained full of elite grapplers. The man of the hour was actually the youngest competitor in the entire field, recently promoted brown belt Kade Ruotolo, who managed to submit three out of four of his opponents on the way to claiming gold.
Ruotolo submitted Laird Anderson with a Kneebar in the opening round before having a close match with Danny Collazo that he won in the overtime rounds. The semi-final saw him make quick work of Jordan Holy, submitting him with a Guillotine choke inside of a minute, while the other match saw a meeting of two 10th Planet standouts. PJ Barch and Nathan Orchard both submitted their first two opponents on the way to their epic clash that required three rounds of overtime before a winner could be decided. When Barch emerged the victor and met Ruotolo in the final, he was surprised by a highly unusual finish as Ruotolo locked up a Buggy Choke after being taken down to secure the title.
Now that the Lightweight champion has been crowned, fans will look forward to the final 2020 edition of the Combat Jiu Jitsu World Championships: The Female Flyweights in December.
Full results from this edition can be found below.
Buggy choke for the #CJJW2020 Lightweight title! 🤯
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Combat Jiu Jitsu Lightweight World Championships Results
Keith Krikorian defeats Ivan Rodriguez via TKO – Strikes from back mount, 3:36 of regulation
Derek Rayfield defeats Elias Anderson via Submission – Rear-naked choke, Overtime Round 1
Cris Lencioni defeats JM Holland via Submission – Rear-naked choke, Overtime Round 1
Jordan Holy defeats Samson Phommabout via Submission – Arm triangle choke, 3:28 of regulation
Bobby Emmons defeats Thomas Fisher via Submission – Triangle armbar, 2:46 of regulation
Danny Collazo defeats Mikey Gonzalez via Submission – Rear-naked choke, 5:46 of regulation
Kade Ruotolo defeats Laird Anderson via Submission – Kneebar, 2:54 of regulation
PJ Barch defeats David Weintraub via Submission – Rear-naked choke, 1:51 of regulation
Kim Terra defeats Paulo Marmund via Submission – Toehold, 4:56 of regulation
Todd Walling defeats Cody Owens via Submission – Toehold, 5:00 of regulation
Nathan Orchard defeats Michael Esquivel via Submission – Rear-naked choke, 0:46 of regulation
Jordan Holy defeats Thomas Fisher via Submission – Rear-naked choke, 1:41 of regulation
(Fisher replaced Bobby Emmons due to Emmons’ injury)
Kade Ruotolo defeats Danny Collazo via Control Time – After Overtime Round 3
PJ Barch defeats Kim Terra via Submission – Rear-naked choke, 2:55 of regulation
Nathan Orchard defeats Todd Walling via Submission – Wristlock, 1:48 of regulation
Kade Ruotolo defeats Jordan Holy via Submission – Guillotine choke, 0:54 of regulation
PJ Barch defeats Nathan Orchard via Submission – Rear-naked choke, Overtime Round 3
Kade Ruotolo defeats PJ Barch via Submission – Buggy choke, 3:33 of regulation
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