Elisabeth Clay managed to put on the most impressive performance of the weekend at the IBJJF no gi Pan-Ams as she submitted all six of her opponents on route to taking home two gold medals. The majority of her attacks were focused on the lower half of the body, with two toeholds, two straight ankle-locks and one heelhook. Her final finish of her triumphant run came in the final of the absolute division against the phenomenal Kendall Reusing, when she locked up a tight armbar.
This flawless IBJJF performance really put the icing on the cake for Elisabeth Clay this month after she started out by claiming the Subversiv women’s championship by submitting Andressa Cintra with a kneebar at Subversiv 5. While Clay has been a rising star for quite some time now, she seems to have really come into her own this past year and hit her stride with recent competitive performances. Even her performance at Subversiv was the second major promotional title that she’s taken home this year as she won the Fight 2 Win Welterweight title by finishing Maria Malyjasiak with a toehold back at F2W 165 in March.
While Clay will no doubt be busy celebrating her incredible performances at the IBJJF no gi Pan-Ams, she will also be able to share the joy with another member of her family as well. As she mentioned when she announced her victory on her official Instagram account, her younger brother also won a gold and silver medal at the prestigious tournament and could certainly be a competitor to watch for the future.