Why are you all missing this stuff in favor of boring UFC events? Shame.
Phillipe Nover vs Efrain Escudero tied after 20 minutes in their no gi match.
João Miyao defeats Eduardo Telles 2-0 on advantages.
-The Miyao's are certainly out there to prove the neysayers wrong about their quick ascension to black belt. Can brother Paulo make it two for two?
Keenan Cornelius submitted Lucas Leite (armbar).
-Keenan set the armbar up off a half guard kimura. My personal favorite...I'm not saying that I'm the reason Keenan won, but I think the facts speak for themselves.
Rafael Lovato Jr and Murilo Santana tied after a 20-minute sub-only no-gi match.
- Lots of defense, a little boring for spectating purposes.
Caio Terra submitted Nam Phan.
Jake Shields vs. Leandro “Lo” Nascimento (It has to be more exciting than Shields's MMA fights, right?)
Dean Lister vs. TBA (I can't remember if Paul Harris backed out, but this match no longer interests me)
Paulo Miyao vs. Jon Fitch (very interesting)
Bruno Malfacine vs. Jeff Glover (money on if Glover turns his back to start the match?)
Here is also the local BJJ connection, Inacio Neto of Gracie Barra, who participated in the Brown Belt Grand Prix tournament.The results of all his matches (matches were awarded points based on outcome. Those with the most overall points moved on).
Inacio was in Group B of the competitors
Travis Stevens defeated Inacio Neto by armbar
Inacio Neto defeated Bruno Iglesias by 6-0 points
Inacio Neto defeated Shiloh Roberts by 3-2 points
Tim Spriggs defeats Inacio Neto by 12-0 points
Felipe Silva defeated Inacio Neto by kneebar
Inacio Neto receives 3 points from absence of Arnaldo
2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Brown Belt Grand Prix Results:
1st- Tim Spriggs (via advantages 5-1)
2nd- Thiago Sa
3rd- Manuel Diaz, Felipe Silva
For all those that have trained with Inacio or seen him compete, now you realize how f***ing badass brown belt competition is at the very top levels. Congrats to Inacio for participating and having some truly impressive matches.