Spyder gains more traction as a BJJ promotion in Korea with an exciting event this past weekend. Their investment in this sport is clear, with quality production and commentating courtesy of John Evans of BJJ Breakdown and even better matches.
Marcelo Garcia brown belt Matheus Lutes was a standout prospect, defeating both Osvaldo ‘Queixinho’ Moizinho and Augusto ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes. Lutes proves that the gap between brown belt and black belt in competition can be razor thin. Perhaps we will see him wearing a black belt soon.
Meanwhile, Tim Spriggs took the -100kg victory through systematic pressure passing and solid takedowns.
See below for the full results from the 2019 Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship Qualifier.
Matheus Lutes def. Daniel Sathler by submission (kimura)
Augusto Mendes def. Lucas Rocha by points 6-0
Levi Jones-Leary def. Mathias Luna by advantage 3-1
Osvaldo Moizinho def. Sanghyeon Lee by submission (armbar)
Matheus Lutes def. Augusto Mendes by decision
Osvaldo Moizinho def. Levi Jones-Leary by ref decision
Final: Matheus Lutes def. Osvaldo Moizinho by points 2-2 3-0 adv
3rd place: Levi Jones-Leary def. Augusto Mendes by points 6-0
Anderson Munis def. Roberto Jimenez by DQ
Claudio Calasans def. Marcos Tinoco by points 6-0
Tim Spriggs def. Rudson Mateus by points 2-0
Matheus Diniz def. Hyungcheul Kim by points 13-0
Claudio Calasans def. Anderson Munis by ref decision
Tim Spriggs def. Matheus Diniz by points 3-0
Final: Tim Spriggs def. Claudio Calasans by points 4-2
3rd place: Anderson Munis def. Mateus Diniz by points 2-2, 1-0 adv