ADCC 2011: Absolute Division & Super Fights

ADCC 2011 Absolute Division

Recap of winners:

1st Place: Andre Galvao

2nd Place: Pablo Popovich

3rd Place: Xande Ribeiro


1st Round Matches:


Joao Asis vs. Victor Estima

-Victor Estima defeats Joao Asis via points.


Pablo Popovitch vs. Janne-Pekka Pietilanen

-Pablo Popovitch defeats Janne-Pekka Pietlanen via points.


Bruno Frazzato vs. Gunnar Nelson

-Gunnar Nelson defeats Bruno Frazzato via points.


Jeff Monson vs. Xande Ribeiro

-Xande Ribeiro defeats Jeff Monson. *It appears Monson was disqualified for greasing.


Vinny Magalhaes vs. Bruno Bastos

-Vinny Magalhaes defeats Bruno Basto via points.


Murilo Santana vs. Marko Helen

-Murilo Santana defeats Marko Helen via points.


Sergio Moraes vs. Antonio Braga Neto

-Sergio Moraes defeats Antonio Braga Neto via Heel Hook.


Shinsho "Animal" Anzai vs. Andre Galvao

Andre Galvao defeats Animal via Rear Naked Choke.

*Animal was rocking a one-strap (a la Fred Flintstone) red singlet all weekend!


ADCC 2011 Absolute Division



Victor Estima vs. Pablo Popovitch

-Pablo Popovitch defeats Victor Estima via points.


Gunnar Nelson vs. Xande Ribeiro

-Xande Ribeiro defeats Gunnar Nelson via points.


Vinny Magalhaes vs. Murilo Santana

-Murilo Santana defeats Vinny Magalhaes via judge’s decision after one OT period. It appears the judge’s may have awarded the decision due to aggression. Vinny had just won his +99 kg division a little earlier today, which included a grueling finals match against defending champion Fabricio Werdum. This may have given Santana the aggression advantage.


Sergio Moraes vs. Andre Galvao

-Andre Galvao defeats Sergio Moraes comfortably via points.



ADCC 2011 Absolute Division



Pablo Popovitch vs. Xande Ribeiro

-Pablo Popovitch defeats Xande Ribeiro via judge’s decision.


Murilo Santana vs. Andre Galvao

-Andre Galvao defeats Murilo Santana via points. This match was very close and was decided by a -2 points given to Santana.



ADCC 2011 Super Fights:


Braulio Estima vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza

-Braulio Estima defeats Jacare via points (3-0). Braulio took Jacare’s back late and sunk the hooks to secure the points. He has many students in the United Kingdom and the building erupted with cheers.


Renzo Gracie vs. Mario Sperry

-Mario Sperry defeats Renzo Gracie via points (5-0). The mats were very slippery in this match, which made conditions a little more difficult for both men. Sperry utilized his 35-pound weight advantage effectively and secured a takedown and guard pass for the winning points.



ADCC Absolute Division 

3rd Place:


Xande Ribeiro vs. Murilo Santana

-Xande Ribeiro defeats Murilo Santana via points (2-0).



ADCC Absolute Division



Pablo Popovitch vs. Andre Galvao

-Andre Galvao defeats Pablo Popovitch via Toe-Hold. Andre Galvao completes the prestigious ADCC double by winning his weight division and the Absolute division!

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