Monday, June 9, 2008

Xande Ribeiro 2 Golds at the 2008 Mundials

Xande Ribeiro wins 2 golds at the 2008 Mundials held in Long Beach, California.

Xande defeated Alexandre Souza by a score of 3 x 2 for his first gold of the tournament in the Heavyweight finals. Xande then went on to face his rival, Roger Gracie, in the Absolute finals. It seems that Xande focused on his takedowns/Judo as he scored 2 takedowns to Roger's one sweep. Final score: 4 x 2. (Photo at left: Xande is carried on the shoulders of Saulo Ribeiro and Jacare after defeating Roger Gracie. Photo courtesy of The Fightworks Podcast.)

Also, Rafael Lovato Jr. took 2nd place in the Super Heavyweight division!

Congratulations to Xande and Rafael Lovato Jr on kickin' butt at the Mundials!

As I become aware of the results of other SRJJA competitors I will post them here.

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