The results are in for the second edition of the ADCC South American Trials and seven more elite grapplers have now booked their places at the world championships later this year. This was actually the first event where qualification was on the table for female athletes as well, as this only happens at the second edition of each of the four trials events. Thanks to the delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been no time to waste getting trials underway and this has meant that there’s much less time between trials than there would be traditionally.
This latest edition of the ADCC South American Trials has taken place literally just one week after the first edition finished and we now have all twelve competitors from the continent confirmed. Fabricio Andrey and Gutemberg Pereira had the two most impressive performances of the weekend at either end of the weight spectrum as they both managed to finish every single one of their opponents in the 66kg and +99kg divisions respectively. Elsewhere, the 77kg division was won by another experienced grappler as Roberto Jimenez stormed to victory against tough opposition in the most popular weightclasses.
The 88kg was won by Alexandre De Jesus after he went out in the first round of the last two ADCC trials events and Henrique Cardoso won the 99kg division after he ended up with a silver medal last time around. The two women’s divisions were won by newcomers as two-time IBJJF no gi world champion Mayssa Bastos finished three out of her four opponents on the way to winning the 60kg division, and purple belt Giovanna Jara came through with a shock upset to win the +60kg division.
Second ADCC South American Trials Full Results
66kg: Fabricio Andrey
77kg: Roberto Jimenez
88kg: Alexandre De Jesus
-99kg: Henrique Cardoso
+99kg: Gutemberg Pereira
-60kg: Mayssa Bastos
+60kg: Giovanna Jara
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