Subversiv 5 Results and Highlights: Team Atos Dominates

On Saturday, May 1, Subversiv team grappling returned to action with Subversiv 5. The event featured eight teams of three grapplers each going head-to-head in a tournament format to crown a new team champion. Team Atos — made up of Kaynan Duarte, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, and Rafaela Guedes — was dominant, winning the team tournament without losing a single match.

View the full results and highlights from Subversiv 5 below.

Team Atos defeated Team ATT, Team Fightsports, and Team Checkmat to secure the team title. Atos dominated the out-matched ATT in the first round before moving on to Fightsports in the second. There, Rafaela Guedes and Maggie Grindatti went to war in one of the night’s best matches, with Guedes ultimately submitting a game Grindatti with an armbar. Kaynan Duarte then secured a heel hook on Joao Costa to land Atos in the finals.

In the team finals, Atos met Checkmat. Lucas Barbosa earned a decision win over Gabriel Almeida, and Guedes once again impressed with a decision victory over Nathalie Ribeiro to secure the team title. Although her teammates also looked dominant, Guedes might have been the star of the night with three wins over top-flight competition.

In notable superfight action, Elisabeth Clay remained undefeated in submission-only black belt gi competition with a beautiful knee bar win over 2019 world champion Andressa Cintra.

View highlights from Subversiv 5 below.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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