ACB JJ 10 Results: Lo Earns Shutout, Buchecha Dominates, Miyao Retains Title
Chechnya’s ACB JJ 10 hit Sao Paulo, Brazil, for what was considered by many to have been one of the most impressive grappling lineups in recent history, and it certainly delivered. You can catch the full event video at the bottom of the page. The following are the results from last Friday’s event:
2017 IBJJF World Champion Michael Musumeci picked up a submission win over Rafael Freitas in only a minute, catching the 2011 Pan American Champion with a straight ankle lock.
Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho left victorious, as the four-time IBJJF No-Gi World Champion submitted Nicolas Welker with an armbar after winning the first round 2-0.
2017 IBJJF European No-Gi Champion Thiago Sá Fortes defeated fellow no-gi superstar Josh Hinger by one round. Fortes took the first round 2-0, while the two fought to equal points in both the second and third, finishing 2-2 both times.
Two-time UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion Igor Silva submitted 2010 IBJJF World Champion Rodrigo Cavaca with a choke from the back in the first round.
2017 IBJJF European Open Champion Luan Carvalho defeated Marcelo Mafra by one round. Carvalho won the first round 2-0, with the second and third rounds remaining scoreless at 0-0, respectively.
In one of the most entertaining fights of the event, 2015 IBJJF World Champion Gabriel Lucas won a split-decision over 2018 IBJJF European Open Champion Ricardo Evangelista. Evangelista won the first round 6-0, and the two drew 0-0 in the second, but a third round scored 0-0 saw Evangelista pick up three penalties to Lucas’ one.
Gracie Barra’s Lucas Rocha defeated Atos black belt Rodrigo Caporal by one round, taking the first round 2-0. The two remained scoreless in both the second and third rounds.
A controversial bout between newly-promoted Caio Terra Association black belt Rudson Mateus spoiled the return of jiu jitsu legend Braulio Estima by picking up a unanimous decision victory. Mateus won the first round 2-0, while Estima came on strong towards the end with a 2-0 round of his own in the third. The second round was a stalemate, 2-2.
In a match that personified the adage, “an unstoppable force meets an immovable object”, two-time ADCC Champion Yuri Simões defeated ACB JJ staple Abdurakhman Bilarov by unanimous decision. All three rounds were scored 0-0.
2013 ADCC Champion Rômulo Barral bounced back from a 2-4 first round against Arnaldo Maidana, submitting the Checkmat black belt in a dominant second round with a cross choke from the mount.
CBJJ Brazilian National Champion Patrick Gaudio avenged a loss to 2015 absolute ADCC Champion Claudio Calasans with a unanimous nod. The two tied in all three rounds, with the first and third round ending 2-2, and the second round remaining scoreless.
In perhaps the biggest upset of the night, Polish black belt Adam Wardziński forced a verbal tap from 2017 IBJJF World Champion Erberth Santos. Santos initially emerged aggressive and highly successful, scoring a 10-0 first round. But Wardziński stormed back with a 9-2 second round prior to the submission.
Five-time IBJJF World Champion Lucas Lepri reaffirmed his world-class status, submitting ACB JJ 7 Lightweight No-Gi Grand Prix Champion Márcio André in the second round. Lepri lept out to a 2-0 lead in the first, and finished André with a slide-in choke in the second.
Another five-time IBJJF World Champion picked up a victory, as jiu jitsu great Leandro Lo defeated Otávio Sousa yet again, this time by three rounds to none. Lo scored a 2-0 first, 5-0 second, and 6-0 third round en route to a dominant shutout.
Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a ten-time IBJJF World Champion, put on a show against ADCC veteran Mahamed Aly, taking all three rounds for a victory in his ACB JJ debut. “Buchecha” took the first round 10-0, the second 11-2, and the third 13-2.
In the co-main event of the card, ACB JJ 65 kg Champion Paulo Miyao defended his title against UFC veteran and ACB JJ 65 kg No-Gi Champion Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes in a rematch of their ACB JJ 6 meeting. Miyao took four of five rounds, winning rounds one through three by scores of 2-0, and the fourth by a wider margin of 8-4. The fifth round resulted in a 0-0 tie.
The main event saw a rematch between 2016 IBJJF World Champion Luiz Panza and ADCC silver medalist João Gabriel Rocha with the ACB JJ 95 kg title on the line. Rocha avenged his loss to Panza, capturing the championship by winning three rounds. Rocha took rounds one through three by 2-0 margins, and the two drew 0-0 in the final two rounds.
ACB JJ 10 fully met expectations, featuring some of the biggest names and most entertaining matchups of 2018. Fans of the sport cannot wait to see what ACB JJ has to offer next.