Silver at the 2018 IBJJF NoGi Pans - Second place may have not been the outcome that I wanted but I am proud to stand on that podium with this level of world class competition.
On the weekend I went to New York City and competed at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu NoGi IBJJF Championships. Last year at this tournament I took Gold as a purple belt. This year at brown belt I got to face two different competitors who had previously won the NoGi Worlds Championships at purple belt. Going into this year’s event I was feeling relaxed and confident but ultimately I lost in the Finals to Thalison Soares by submission. In the semi finals I Submitted an opponent who I had previously lost to in the semi-finals at NoGi worlds in 2016; a great feeling and a chance to show my game’s development. Thank you to my head coach @elliottbayev and to coach @cowardbjj for being in my corner and helping me prepare for the competition. Thanks to my teammates who have helped me grow my game so much. The quality of training partners we have is something to be proud of; @openmatmma is a force with so much potential.. we are just getting started. Congrats to teammates @rgoncales96 - Rodrigo Goncales & Brent Belzun for also taking home silver medals at pans in their respective weights.
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