Evolve Ur Game 3 has come around very quickly, only six months after the promotion staged their very first event. Again, they managed to book eight elite competitors against one another in a tournament with a grand prize of $10,000 up for grabs. Both Gianni Grippo and Diego ‘Pato’ Oliveira put in impressive performances in their very first matches by racking up a points-lead against Damien Anderson and Alika Villiatora respectively. The semi-finals then saw Grippo put in an even more dominant display as he came up against Lima Hill and managed to create a doube-digit points-lead despite the fact that he wasn’t able to find the finish.
Oliveira had a much tougher time in his match against Gabriel Sousa, who was coming into the tournament hot off his unbelievable submission win against Mikey Musumeci at the WNO Championships. Neither man was able to score a single point during what turned out to be a difficult matchup for both of them, but Oliveira was given the nod by the judges and progressed to the final match opposite Grippo. That final turned out to be another tough match for Oliveira despite the fact that he landed an early takedown and got a 2-point lead almost immediately.
He spent the majority of the rest of the match working his passing game although Grippo was able to keep him at bay for extended periods before hitting a sweep to tie the score at 2-2. The match ended and the men couldn’t be separated by the traditional point-scoring system, so the decision was left in the hands of the judges again. It really could have gone either way, but they seemed to favor Oliveira’s aggressive guard-passing attempts and named him as the Evolve Ur Game 3 tournament champion.
Evolve Ur Game 3 Full Results
Gianni Grippo defeats Damien Anderson via Decision (6-3 on points)
Liam Hill defeats Kieran Kichuk via Decision (0-0 on points)
Diego Oliveira defeats Alika Villiatora via Decision (9-0 on points)
Gabriel Sousa defeats Danilo Moreira
Gianni Grippo defeats Liam Hill via Decision (13-2 on points)
Diego Oliveira defeats Gabriel Sousa via Decision (0-0 on points)
Diego Oliveira defeats Gianni Grippo via Decision (2-2 on points)
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