IBJJF Pans 2020 Full Black Belt Results And Recap

During the last few days, the IBJJF Pans 2020 took place in the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. The event went by with all kinds of COvid-19 prevention protocols in place, and, after it’s finalization yesterday,y can freely be declared as a successful lone. It was the first IBJJF event since the start of the pandemic, and certainly the first Jiu-Jitsu event of such a scale since February. 

The IBJJF Pans 2020 

The IBJJF Pans 2020 saw quite a lot of competitors battle it out over a span of four days, from October 8-11. A good portion of the big number of competitors were black belts, with lots of fresh faces in the mix. This proved fro not just entertaining match,s but also a shot of upsets and perhaps, the emergence of future superstars in their respective divisions.

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Apart from the black belts really putting on a performance worth remembering on October 11, the brown belts also shed light on some emerging talent that will undoubtedly cause lots of trouble to seasoned professionals in the sport.

Notable Moments At The 2020 IBJJF Pans

Where do we begin? First of all, something that didn’t directly have anything to do with the matches at the IBJJF Pans 2020  – the rule change announcement. It was the Pans where the IBJJF officially announced that from 2021, heel hooks and knee raps will be legal at IBJJF tournaments, albeit only in brown and black kelt divisions, and only in No-Gi matches (for starters).

Other notable moments include the light-featherweight winner Josh Cisneros, who beat a bunch of seasoned veterans, submitting a fair number of them, and even got one over Paulo Miyao, via a referee’s decision. The IBJJF pans 2020 also saw the debut of new black belts like Jackso and Samuel Nagai, who really proved their worth. The tactics of scoring first, and surviving everything later that Thiago Macedo applied in the lightweight division also drew a lot of attention, but it was an extremely effective tactic after all.

Among the giants on the mats, Luiz Panza and Max Gimenis proved why they were favorites, with Gimenis taking the win in the finals via a 10 x 0 result.

Among the ladies, the lightweight final between superstars Luiza Monteiro and Nathalie Riberio was nothing short of a spectacle! Luiza took the win, and did al to of the same in the absolute division as well, emerging as the overall best performer among the ladies.

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Full Black Belt Results 

Male Adult Black Belt

  • Roosterweight

  1. Lucas Pinheiro
  2. Jonas Andrade
  3. Rene Lopez
  4. Willis Nunes

    Light-Featherweight

  1. Josh Cisneros
  2. Pedro Dias
  3. Elijah Tagalog
  4. Taniel de Jesus
  • Featherweight

  1. Thiago Macedo
  2. Matheus Gabriel
  3. Richard Nogueria
  4. Samuel Nagai
  • Lightweight

  1. Jonatha Alves
  2. Michael Liera Jr
  3. Renato Canuto
  4. Jonnatas Gracie
  • Middleweight

  1. Ronaldo Jr
  2. Jackson Nagai
  3. Guthierry Barbosa
  4. Lucas Valente
  • Medium-Heavyweight

  1. Otavio Sousa
  2. Matheus Luna
  3. Gabriel Almeida
  4. Manuel Ribamar
  • Heavyweight

  1. Gustavo Batista
  2. Dominique Bell
  3. Yuri Paiva
  4. Horlando Monteiro
  • Super-Heavyweight

  1. Guilherme Augusto
  2. Arnaldo Maidana
  3. Fellipe Andrew
  4. Devhonte Johnson
  • Ultra-Heavyweight

  1. Max Gimenis
  2. Luiz Panza
  3. Renato Tagliari
  4. Stuart Maddox
  • Open Weight

  1. Fellipe Andrew
  2. Gustavo Batista
  3. Murilo Santana
  4. Max Gimenis

Female Adult Black Belt

  • Light-Featherweight

  1. Mayssa Bastos
  2. Patty Fontes
  3. Ann Kneib
  • Featherweight

  1. Gabi McComb
  2. Amanda Alequin
  3. Lyanne Perez
  4. Taylor Biagi
  • Lightweight

  1. Luiza Monteiro
  2. Nathalie Ribeiro
  3. Nikki Sullivan
  4. Natasha Quiza
  • Middleweight

  1. Rafaela Guedes
  2. Claire North
  3. Vanessa Griffin
  4. Brenda Ariane
  • Medium-Heavyweight

  1. Andressa Cintra
  2. Maria Malyjasiak
  3. Emily Vasconcelos
  4. Vedha Toscano
  • Super-Heavyweight

  1. Kendall Reusing (Closeout)
  2. Jessica Flowers (Closeout)
  3. Talita Nogueira
  4. Michelle Welti
  • Open Weight

  1. Luiza Monteiro (Closeout)
  2. Rafaela Guedes (Closeout)
  3. Maria Malyjasiak
  4. Gabrielle McCona

Male Black Belt Team Medal Tally

I. Checkmat – 9
II. Atos – 7
III. Gracie Barra – 3, Rodrigo Pinheiro – 3, Alliance – 3
IV. Carlson Gracie – 2, Unity – 2, GFT – 2
V. Cleber JJ – 1, AOJ – 1, PSLPB – 1, Undisputed – 1, Ares – 1, LEAD – 1, Kimura – 1, Brasa – 1, Luiz Palhares – 1