Only a few minutes have passed, but Gunnar Nelson and Vinicius “Pesao” Magalhães are back in the main venue, disputing third place.
Vini is playing guard, Gunnar is looking for Pesao’s back. Vinicius tries to find a leg or an arm, Gunny keeps posture (and balance). They must be really, really tired by now. This is the sixth match for Magalhaes this Sunday. And Gunnar’s fourth, among them one big overtime battle against Jeff Monson.
Gunnar puts pressure on Vini, who turns back to him. Now Vinicius is in turtle position, and Gunnar is trying to put in his hooks. Magalhães escapes trading position with Gunnar, and raises him really high in a suplex attempt. Gunnar is back at a back attack attempt when time ends. 0-0. Overtime is on.
Gunnar quickly manages to get the same position, controlling Vinicius who is turtling. They get back to their feet. Vinicius takes Gunnar down but is unable to hold him for three seconds to score. Pace slows as we get deep in the overtime and Vinicius scores a takedown in the last seconds to win bronze.
What a great show these guys put up. A quick recap here: Vinicius only lost to the very guys who are disputing the final now (Xande in the <99kg semi and Braulio in the absolute semi).