The IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Pan Am Championship kicked off on March 15, until Sunday, May 19, 2017.
Once again the BTT (Brazilian Top Team) competition team went strong with athletes from various schools and had very good results.
Congrats to all athletes and coaches.
Julia Gomes B. de Jesus ( blue /juvenile 2 / feather )
Christopher Zabala ( blue / master 2 / med heavy )
Michael Steenson ( blue / master 2 / heavy )
Glenn Kuwata ( blue / master 6 / light feather )
Hero Serrano ( Purple / master 1 / med heavy )
Roy Hiro Calloway ( purple / master 5 / feather )
Christopher Michael Glew ( brown / master 3 / super heavy )
Gary Love ( brown / master 5 / heavy )
Omar Sabha ( black / master 2 / med heavy )
Michael Anthony Celano ( blue / master 3 / heavy )
John Griffith ( blue / master 4 / light )
Lawrence Vincent Carara ( purple / master 1 / med heavy )
Brian Chou ( purple / master 2 / feather )
Jason Pittman ( purple / master 3 / ultra heavy )
Misael de Oliveira Miranda ( black / master 1 / ultra heavy )
Carlos Aguilar ( white/adult/light feather )
Ulises Gonzalez ( white/master/light feather )
Ranier Mantilla Piramide ( white/master 1/light )
Mahmoud Sabha ( white/master 1 /medium heavy )
Julia Gomes B. de Jesus ( blue /juvenile 2/ absolute )
Ashley Montellano ( blue/ adult /heavy )
Brandon Gonzalez ( blue/master 2/ feather )
Sergio Caro ( blue / master 3 / light )
paul lansang ( purple / master 1 / feather )
Jerry Foster ( Brown / master 2 / ultra heavy )
marlo bautista ( brown / master 4 / feather )
John William Orr ( black / master 4 / light )
It is no news the growth of Brazilian jiu-jitsu throughout the world, the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) hosted its first championship in Mexico City this past weekend.
The Mexico City Open IBJJF championship was held at the Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento and had the Gi and No-Gi divisions.
Athletes from different countries represented dozens of schools and the Brazilian Top Team Competition Team had 4 guys that did an incredible performance: 6 gold medals, 1 silver, and 1 bronze, that’s 58 points (GI and No-Gi) for the team with only 4 competitors.
So, congratulations to Edgar Onyeagu (double GI and No-Gi division, bronze absolute No-Gi), Frank Cova (gold Gi, silver No-Gi), Mark Bunkley (gold No-Gi) and Pedro Torres (double gold No-Gi division and absolute).
On December 11, 2016, the IBJJF came to Long Beach and Brazilian Top Team was waiting to once again claim the team victory in the Long Beach Open.
Master Marcelo Perdomo led a focused team to domination against the many school conglomerates of Gracie Barra, Atos, Checkmate and others to once again prove BTT is the pound for pound best school for BJJ in Southern California.
Fight to Win Tournament hosted its 15th edition in San Antonio Texas.
Fight to Win is a super fight tournament and Brazilian Top Team competition team had 5 athletes competing and 4 victories, incredible performance.
Linda Gutierrez (purple belt) defeated Rebecca vary via armbar, Matt Jones (purple belt) defeated David Shelley by decision. Ben Leny (brown belt) win over Osni Filho via armbar and got the Fight of the Night status.
The Leader of Brazilian Top Team San Antonio, Prof. Diego Gamonal stepped on the mat as well and won his match against Tony Erard via decision.
Fight to Win is doing a lot of good things for the BJJ community and BTT Team is ready to compete.
The UFC Ottawa is set to arrive in Canada for the first time in 2016, next week, June 18, and the first time ever in the nation’s capital, Ottawa.
The Canadian amazing fan base took just one hour and thirty minutes to buy all the tickets to this event.
The UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson next Saturday night will highlight in the co-main event Brazilian Top Team’s Patrick “The Predator” Côté (24-9-0) is set to square off against the american Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (29-7-0, 1NC) at the Welterweight division.
UFC Ottawa co-main event: Patrick “The Predator” Côté vs Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone
Early this month elected as one of the “The 10: Canada’s Finest” Patrick Côté is 5-1 since moving down to welterweight, and six victories in the last seven bouts, coming from a win over Ben Saunders at the UFC Fight Night Boston.
While Cowboy Cerrone moved to the 170-pound division in February after his title fight loss against Rafael Dos Anjos.
The Predator is today with 36 years old and reaching his 20th appearance in the organization, since the UFC 50 in 2002, with one “Fight of the Night” and two “Knockout of the Night” bonuses.
He is coming in his career’s best shape, more than a decade after making his UFC debut, and shows no signs of slowing down. With a win over Donald Cerrone next weekend could even earn himself a place in the Top 15 of this division.
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UFC Fight Night Ottawa is headlined by a five-round bout between top welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.