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.
View highlights from Subversiv 5 below.