Monday, June 2, 2014


So far 2014 is flying by fast, and once again it was time for the IBJJF Mundials. The best of the best gathered mid-last week through Sunday to compete at the World Championships, at California State University in Long Beach, California.

Rivalries were in full play this weekend, pinning arch enemies against each other. We saw some incredible matches including the Absolute final, one half of the Meow's scoring 25 points in a match and the Estima/Barral duo closing out medium heavy. Both Mendes brothers took gold, and once again in Feather weight Rafa and Cobrinha battled it out in a close match, as their rivalry continues. The biggest rivalry of them all was Buchecha v Rodolfo, in a continuation of last years battle which you can check out below.

There were not to many lows, but we saw Cavaca lose via controversial referee's decision, and Andre Galvao upset by Felipe Pena in the heavyweight final. Some also may call the last minute advantage point for Gui Mendes over Paolo Miyao, a bit strange, but overall it was a great event!

Check out our list of Black Belt medalists and the absolute finals match below. Stay tuned, as the week goes on and we will have even more matches posted.

First - Bruno da Silva Malfacine - Alliance
Second - João Ricardo Bordignon Miyao - PSLPB Cicero Costha
Third - Jorge Elias Bucaram Santistevan - Alliance International
Third - Ivaniel Cavalcante de Oliveira - CheckMat

Light Feather
First - Guilherme Mendes Godoy - Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Second - Paulo Henrique Bordignon Miyao - PSLPB Cicero Costha
Third - Carlos Vieira Holanda - CheckMat
Third - Gabriel Afonso dos Santos Moraes - CheckMat

First - Rafael Mendes Godoy - Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Second - Rubens Charles Maciel - Alliance
Third - Mario Sergio Names Reis - Alliance
Third - Isaque Alberto de Oliveira Paiva - Academia Saikoo

First - Lucas Alves Lepri - Alliance
Second - Jonathan Torres - Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Third - Michael Alexandre Langhi - Alliance
Third - Roberto Satoshi de Souza - Atos Jiu-Jitsu

First - Leandro Lo Pereira do Nascimento - PSLPB Cicero Costha
Second - Otavio Ferreira de Sousa - Gracie Barra
Third - Victor de Oliveira Estima - Gracie Barra
Third - Alan Douglas Pereira do Nascimento - CheckMat

Medium Heavy
First - Braulio de Oliveira Estima - Gracie Barra
Second - Rômulo Claudio Barral - Gracie Barra
Third - Gustavo Ramos Campos - Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Third - Murilo Silva Ferreira de Santana - Barbosa Jiu Jitsu

First - Felipe Carsalade Araujo Pena - Gracie Barra
Second - Andre Luiz Leite Galvão - Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Third - Rafael Lovato Jr. - Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
Third - Dimitrius Soares Souza - Alliance

Super HeavyFirst - Rodolfo Vieira Srour - GF Team
Second - Bernardo Augusto Rocha de Faria - Alliance
Third - Leonardo Pires Nogueira - Alliance
Third - Yuri Costa Simões M. da Silva - Brasa CTA

Ultra Heavy
First - Marcus Vinícius Oliveira de Almeida - CheckMat
Second - Alexander Riis Hilligsoe Trans - CheckMat
Third - Ricardo Ferreira Evangelista - GF Team
Third - Thiago Gaia T. Oliveira Marques - GF Team

First - Marcus Vinícius Oliveira de Almeida - CheckMat
Second - Rodolfo Vieira Srour - GF Team
Third - Keenan Kai-James Cornelius - Atos Jiu-Jitsu


  1. Why do you think Felipe Pena's win over Galvao was one of the low points?

    1. It's a low if you are Galvao... :P

  2. Not one word about Keenan? Not even the DQ? That might have been a low point since he didn't move on to any better matches.

  3. No mention of Keenan's DQ to knee reap? That was incredibly lame.

    Also, the Galvao loss wasn't a low point; it was an upset. Nothing wrong with that.

    What about the fans calling out Buchecha for stalling and his crazy face to them afterward?

  4. All valid points my friends, and nothing against Pena - just an upset.

  5. there were also some women who fought. like, at least a couple matches had women in them. maybe one or two. hundred.

  6. sorry, that was probably a little bitchy. but hell, apparently you have to break someone's arm to get recognized in this sport.