The ADCC trials are in full swing and the first edition of the South American edition has just come to a conclusion, delivering some fantastic results in every weightclass. Five more athletes have booked their places at the 2022 ADCC world championships to join their fellow trials winners and in the end there wasn’t a whole lot of surprises in who won, although there were plenty of upsets along the way to get there. A pair of FightSports competitors, Micael Galvao and Roosevelt Sousa, were both favorites to win their respective divisions and in the end they did so in even more impressive fashion that could be expected.
Galvao and Sousa stormed to victory in the 77kg and +99kg divisions respectively by submitting every single one of their opponents over the weekend. Galvao shared the final with Magid Hage who also looked fantastic in every other match leading up to it despite the fact that he couldn’t come away with the gold medal. Dream Art head coach Isaque Bahiense also came out on top at 88kg a stunning seven years after he first stepped on the mats at an ADCC trials event. It was a tough journey to the final and when he got there he faced the 2015 ADCC absolute world champion Claudio Calasans, narrowly defeating him by a single penalty point.
ADCC South American Trials Men’s Results
66 kg – Diogo Reis
77 kg – Micael Galvao
88 kg – Isaque Bahiense
-99 kg – Joao Costa
+99 kg – Roosevelt Sousa
-60 kg – Daiana Torquato
+60 kg – Rebecca Albuquerque
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