Medusa put on their first event and delivered fantastic results, putting together a pair of exciting tournaments featuring some elite female talent. The promotion is the latest of Eddie Bravo’s ventures, a combination of the EBI overtime and Combat Jiu Jitsu rulesets with only female competitors allowed. It’s great to see the some of the biggest names in the sport putting their money where their mouth is and putting on events for the sole purpose of highlighting female grapplers. While this might be the first promotion dedicated exclusively to female jiu-jitsu, Fight 2 Win has already put on whole female-only events too.
The eventual winners of both tournaments had fantastic runs, with Fatima Kline submitting all three of her opponents in the EBI Strawweight tournament. She caught Samantha Villareal and Vanessa Demopoulos with a toehold and an armbar respectively before facing the young and extremely talented Trinity Pun in the final, locking up a tight kneebar for the win. In the Bantamweight CJJ tournament, Brianna Ste-Marie submitted her first two opponents as well but had a much tougher time in the final against Nikki Sullivan where the pair went all the way to EBI overtime before Ste-Marie emerged the winner.
Medusa 1 Full Results
EBI Strawweight Tournament
Kiaya Jackson defeats Rita Lynne De Alba via Submission – Rear-naked Choke In EBI Overtime
Trinity Pun defeats Celine Haga via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
Fatima Kline defeats Samantha Villareal via Submission – Toehold
Vanessa Demopoulos defeats Brittany Way via Decision – Most Ride Time In EBI Overtime
Trinity Pun defeats Kiaya Jackson via Submission – Kimura From Triangle
Fatima Kline defeats Vanessa Demopoulos via Submission – Armbar
Fatima Kline defeats Trinity Pun via Submission – Kneebar
Mattie Brown defeats Rita Lynne De Alba via Submission – Armbar In EBI Overtime
Combat Jiu Jitsu Bantamweight Tournament
Juliana Miller defeats via Decision – Fastest Escape Time In EBI Overtime
Nikki Sullivan defeats Gillian Robertson via Submission – Kneebar
Brianna Ste-Marie defeats April Parks via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
Sophia Nordenö defeats Laura Hallock via Submission – Inside Heel Hook
Nikki Sullivan defeats Juliana Miller via Submission – D’Arce Choke
Brianna Ste-Marie defeats Sophia Nordenö via Submission – Triangle Choke
Brianna Ste-Marie defeats Nikki Sullivan via Submission – Armbar In EBI Overtime
Ffion Davies defeats Jennifer Rivera via Submission – Armbar
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