2nd ADCC South American Trials results and video highlights

View results and video highlights from the second ADCC South American Trials, which saw 8 more athletes earn a spot at ADCC 2024.

The second ADCC South American Trials took place on Saturday, March 9, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Eight competitors – five men and three women – punched their ticket to this August’s ADCC World Championships.

Several notable performances stand out.

On the women’s side, two-time IBJJF gi world champion Anna Rodrigues impressed in the 55kg division. While she spends much of her time competing in the gi, the Dream Art representative showcased an ever-improving no-gi game and quality wrestling throughout the tournament. Rodrigues leaned heavily on her wrestling and takedown defense to take out divisional favorite Jasmine Rocha in the semifinals and, in the final, Franciele Nascimento.

And in the 65kg division, decorated veteran black belt Ana Carolina Vieira punched her ticket to her first-ever ADCC World Championships, submitting current IBJJF no-gi world champion Gabi McComb with a guillotine choke in the division’s final.

In the men’s divisions, Fabricio “Hokage” Andrey earned his second trip to the ADCC World Championships after putting together a dominant run through the 66kg bracket, submitting his first five opponents on his way to the final. In the semifinal, he scored a highlight-reel flying armbar over Felipe Machado, marking an early contender for Submission of the Year. And in the divisional final, Andrey showcased aggressive passing and quality work from the standing position to secure a decision victory over Kaua Gabriel.

The 88kg division saw current Who’s Number One light heavyweight champion Pedro Marinho, just one week after suffering defeat to Mason Fowler at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6, secure his spot at what will be his third ADCC World Championship. Marinho leaned heavily on his renowned front headlock game and scrappy wrestling throughout the tournament. In the 88kg final, he again employed an ultra-physical style of wrestling – and a late guillotine attempt – to score the decision win over former Trials winner Gabriel Almeida.

Also, Henrique Ceconi earned a return to ADCC with a strong showing in the 99kg division. One of the field’s most physically imposing competitors, Ceconi took out Patrick Gaudio in the semifinal before earning an entertaining points victory over Elionai Braz in the final.

View the updated list of all athletes competing at the 2024 ADCC World Championships here.

Second ADCC South American Trials results

Men’s divisions

66kg

  • Fabricio Andrey
  • Kaua Gabriel
  • Felipe Machado

77kg

  • Alexandre “Robinho” de Jesus
  • Jonnatas Gracie
  • Fabio Caloi

88kg 

  • Pedro Marinho
  • Gabriel Almeida
  • Isaque Bahiense

99kg

  • Henrique “Ceconi” Cardoso
  • Elionai Braz
  • Patrick Gaudio

99kg+

  • Victor Honorio
  • Matheus Lino
  • Jhonatan Lopes

Women’s divisions

55kg

  • Anna Rodrigues
  • Franciele Nascimento
  • Jasmine Rocha

65kg

  • Ana Carolina Vieira
  • Gabi McComb
  • Leilani Bernales

65kg+

  • Maria Ruffatto
  • Kauane Ramos da Silva
  • Tamiris Silva

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