Be it in the men’s black belt or the women’s brown/black belt divisions, every moment was charged with excitement as elite athletes took the stage, showcasing their skills and determination in pursuit of the coveted ADGS Miami gold.
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On this Sunday, September 17th, the second and last day of the Abu Dhabi World Tour Miami delivered on the promise of high-octane action. With the professional athletes taking point at the Watsco Center, fight fans were gifted with memorable battles and awe-inspiring displays of high-level technique.
The women set the mats on fire as they put on performances that elevated the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and delighted the crowd. ADGS Miami 2023 showcased the incredible talent and dedication of women in the sport, solidifying their presence and influence in the Jiu-Jitsu community. Let’s delve into the highlights of their extraordinary achievements.
WOMEN’S GI / BROWN / BLACK / PROFESSIONAL
49kg: Maria Ono vs. Brenda Larissa
Maria Eduarda Tozoni Ono, also known as Duda Tozoni, took the top of the podium in Miami. Facing her rival Brenda Larissa at the 49kg division final, Duda took the lead on the scoreboard by pulling guard and then quickly going up. After the action slowed down and both athletes received a penalty, Brenda positioned herself and swept to tie the score at 3-3. She then unleashed a barrage of attacks on Duda’s guard, with the latter releasing her grips, attacking with a triangle, and then shifting to an armbar attempt. At the end of the match, the referees used the Falcon Eye to analyze Duda’s attack and awarded her another point, tipping the scales in her favor and landing her the gold.
55kg: Beatriz Campos vs. Thaynara Victoria
Beatriz Campos made quick work of the 55kg division final. After the double pull, Thaynara went up and put the scoreboard at 1-0. Beatriz stabilized herself, readied a triangle, and went up with an armbar, submitting her opponent and taking the title.
62kg: Julia Alves vs. Larissa Santos
ADGS Miami defending champ Julia Alves was all about fast attacks in the 62kg division. In her fight against Larissa Martins, who took the lead by 1-0 after going up from the double pull, Julia locked her lasso guard and quickly raised her hip, going for the triangle. Larissa avoided the attack but left her arm out in the open, prompting Julia to end the match with an armbar.
70kg: Ingridd Sousa vs. Izadora Silva
Ingridd made quick work of Izadora in the 70kg final. As soon as she went up from the double pull, Izadora saw her foot come under attack, with Ingridd adjusting the position and forcing her opponent to tap out in the first minute of the duel.
95kg: Giovanna Jara vs. Kauane da Silva
Giovanna showcased her dominance in the 95kg division with an explosive final round. Against Kauane da Silva, who pulled guard early on, Giovanna went up with all her might to mount. When Kauane spun to defend herself, Giovanna grabbed her opponent’s collar and landed a bow-and-arrow choke, taking the title in Miami.