ADCC World Championships results and video highlights

The 2022 ADCC World Championships took place on September 17-18 in Las Vegas, NV. The event was headlined by a highly anticipated superfight between Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao.

In tournament action, Kade Ruotolo kicked off his ADCC career in spectacular fashion, winning four matches by submission, handing Mica Galvao his first ever submission loss in the final of the 77 kg. division. And on the women’s side, Trials winner Amy Campo quickly became a crowd favorite with her dramatic win over Gabi Garcia in the semifinals, then defeated Rafaela Guedes in the similarly dramatic fashion to capture gold at 60+ kg.

Gordon Ryan continued his historic run of dominance, submitting three of four opponents to win the 99+ kg. division before defeating rival Andre Galvao in the superfight.

Below are results and highlights from the most prestigious tournament in grappling. View each bracket at FloArena.

Superfight: Gordon Ryan def. Andre Galvao via submission (rear-naked choke), 16:04

Absolute:

  • 1st – Yuri Simoes
  • 2nd – Nicholas Meregali
  • 3rd – Tye Ruotolo (Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu withdrew due to injury)

66 kg.

  • 1st – Diogo Reis
  • 2nd – Gabriel Sousa
  • 3rd – Diego Oliveira

77 kg.

  • 1st – Kade Ruotolo
  • 2nd – Mica Galvao
  • 3rd – Dante Leon

88 kg.

  • 1st – Giancarlo Bodoni
  • 2nd – Lucas Barbosa
  • 3rd – Vagner Rocha

99 kg.

  • 1st – Kaynan Duarte
  • 2nd – Craig Jones
  • 3rd – Nicholas Meregali

99+ kg.

  • 1st – Gordon Ryan
  • 2nd – Nick Rodriguez
  • 3d – Roosevelt Sousa (Felipe Pena withdrew to rest for the absolute division)

Women’s 60 kg

  • 1st – Ffion Davies
  • 2nd – Brianna Ste-Marie
  • 3rd – Bia Mesquita

Women’s 60+ kg

  • 1st – Amy Campo
  • 2nd – Rafaela Guedes
  • 3rd – Gabi Garcia (Kendall Reusing withdrew due to an injury sustained during the semifinals)

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