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Cole Abate Narrowly Beats Granzotto, And Dalpra Subs Yan Lucas, Meregali Dominates IBJJF GP 

Cole Abate Narrowly Beats Granzotto, And Dalpra Subs Yan Lucas, Meregali Dominates IBJJF GP 

On September 2, 2023, the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Grand Prix was scheduled in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It was the largest jiu jitsu celebration that broke all world records in BJJ history. The event is part of the IBJJF Convention, a show that serves as a marketplace for grappling entrepreneurs and includes three major gi BJJ competitions. The World Masters Championship, the Jiu Jitsu Con tournament, and the previously mentioned Grand Prix are among these. With over 10,000 participants, this is an extraordinary achievement in IBJJF.

The Grand Prix

The IBJJF Grand Prix, recorded as the largest IBJJF GP, featured several intriguing super-fights. However, the main attraction was the tournament itself, especially with the participation of the sport’s current biggest stars, Victor Hugo from Six Blades and Nicholas Meregalli. Many spectators anticipated a showdown between the two athletes at the World Championship in June this year.

However, unfortunately, Meregalli did not participate, paving the way for Hugo to claim the open weight title. The inclusion of Nicholas’ name in the GP roster indicated that fans might finally witness the much-awaited clash of 2023. The two jiu jitsu legends met the expectations, delivering impressive and commanding victories on their journey to the GP final, where they faced off. The match was evenly contested, with competitors showcasing great BJJ move exchanges. Ultimately, a stunning and signature sweep from the lasso guard by Meregalli clinched the victory for the student of John Danaher. The score was 2×0.