The IBJJF Miami Open 2024 took place on February 3rd and 4th, 2024 and there were several elite competitors testing themselves in the black belt divisions. Caio Vinicius managed to win the biggest prize in the gi on the first day, as he won gold medals in both the medium-heavyweight and absolute brackets. There was plenty of top talent in most of the heavier divisions in fact, especially at heavyweight where Enderson Dias beat Luccas Lira in the final. Thiago Macedo also made an appearance in the super-heavyweight division, where he won the only match and left with the gold medal.
Lucas Brito was one of the few grapplers to compete in both the gi and no gi divisions, and he left with an impressive haul of medals as a result. He won the gi middleweight division and was given a default gold medal in his no gi weight class, before he earned a silver medal in the no gi absolute. Julian Espinosa also competed on both days and he won the no gi featherweight division, but he had to settle for a bronze medal in the gi where Sebastian Serpa emerged victorious instead. There were several talented specialists as well, with Adam Benayoun winning the no gi lightweight division and Nathannael Fernandes winning the gi light-featherweight division.
The women’s divisions at the IBJJF Miami Open 2024 were incredibly small, and there wasn’t actually a single no gi match in the adult black belt divisions. There were two women competing in the gi though, as Thais Teixeira and Larissa Dias had a pair of matches after entering both the super-heavyweight and absolute divisions. Dias won both of them though, showing the crowd exactly why she’s a top contender at that weight. Tanner Weisgram also made an appearance, although it was the Master 2 super-heavyweight division where he won gold in the gi and in no gi.