BJJ Stars 7 took place on Saturday, November 6, live from Brazil. In the main event, top Atos representative Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa picked up a huge win, defeating former UFC title challenger Gilbert Burns by submission. Lower on the card, elite competitors Josh Hinger, Augusto Mendes, Leo Vieira, and Tainan Dalpra all earned victories.
The main event was a no-gi affair. As expected, neither Barbosa nor Burns elected to sit to guard; both men have excellent wrestling and wanted to test it. Burns made the first serious move, nearly securing a takedown from a blast double leg. But Barbosa was able to defend and, in transition, get to Burns’ back. Barbosa wasn’t able to get his choking arm under Burns’ chin, but that didn’t matter, and Barbosa simply squeezed on Burns’ jaw and face to get the tap.
In the co-main event, Josh Hinger avenged a 2019 submission loss to Luis Marques in a gi match. Hinger found himself down two points early due to a Marques sweep, but was able to sweep back himself twice more, all while racking up advantages to win a clear but competitive points victory.
Also in action was 2019 ADCC champion Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes, who used relentless top pressure and a handful of leg lock attempts to secure a decision victory over Bruno Frazatto. Additionally, Checkmat leader Leo Vieira impressed with a dominant 8-0 points victory over Cleber Luciano in a match that saw both men testing each other’s takedowns for the bulk of the match.
View the full BJJ Stars 7 results below:
Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa def. Gilbert “Durinho” Burns via submission (rear-naked choke)
Josh Hinger def. Luis Marques via points, 4-2
Celsinho Venicius def. AJ Agazarm via points, 2-0
Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes def. Bruno Frazatto via decision
Leo Vieira def. Cleber Luciano via points, 8-0
Gutemberg Pereira def. Marcus Scooby via advantages, 2-2 points, 4-1 advantages
Tainan Dalpra def. Lucas Gualberto via submission (toehold)
Fabio Romao def. Diogo Almeida via points, 2-0
Meyram Magquine def. Tiago Barros via submission (armbar)
Anna Rodrigues def. Dyna Sena via DQ
Matheus Spirandeli def. Rafael Dutra via submission (armbar)
Sabatha Lais def. Rebecca De Albuquerque via points (2-0)