ADCC 2019 Results: Gordon Ryan defeats Marcus Buchecha Almeida to become Absolute Champ

Gordon Ryan proved his place among the best grapplers in the world Sunday by defeating not only his -99kg division, but winning the Absolute division as well.

Youth took on experience, but the King is the King. Or at least, he was out to prove he was. At one point, the Brazilians were chanting, bringing a USA v. Brazil feel to the match (or maybe they just hate Gordon that much).

Both grapplers were calm under pressure, but Buchecha ended up called for passivity after being warned. This lost him the point that lost him the match. Gordon Ryan won 0 – -1.

(This article is part of our week of ADCC coverage. To get live results, play by play, and commentary, we’ll have a live updates article running all weekend)

Rachel Dows

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