In case you are not aware, the final day of ADCC 2009 is on.
All men finals are decided:
Fabricio Werdum vs Roberto Cyborg
Xande Ribeiro vs Gerard Rinardi
André Galvão vs Bráulio Estima
Marcelo Garcia vs Pablo Popovitch
Rubens Cobrinha vs Rafael Mendes
Reminder: still there is time to watch it live.
A few comments about the semis:
- Werdum and Saulo went to the second overtime before judges decided for Werdum’s victory.
- Cyborg came strong and took the great Jeff Monson out of the event.
- Xande Ribeiro looks for his second title in the under 99kg category, and he will have the US East Coast trials winner as his opponent. Rinardi, from Silver Fox Renzo Gracie, is impressive in the event so far.
- Braulio Estima submitted Rafael Lovato with a kneebar, whilst Galvão had a tough, really tough match against David Avellan, decided by only 2 points.
- Smooth. That is the word for superstar Marcelo Garcia, who tapped Nakamura and always makes everything looks really easy.
- Pablo Popovitch took Gregor Gracie’s back and is in the final against Garcia for the third time in a row.
- Cobrinha vs Rafa Mendes. How good is that? The two current best in Jiu-Jitsu are also the ADCC under -66kg finalists. And both tapped their opponents. Cobrinha took out former 2007 champion Yahya and Rafa tapped two-time former champion Leo Vieira.
For the women, Hannete is in the final against Penny Thomas in the heaviest way.
And, at the same time Luanna submits Laurence Cousin with a rear-naked choke to face Shioka in the final, Saulo Ribeiro enters the mat area wearing a gi to face Jeff Monson for the bronze. Follow that one in the next post.