The B-Team’s Dorian Olivarez becomes youngest-ever CJJ world champion

Teenage standout Dorian Olivarez of The B-Team won gold at the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: The Bantamweights.

The Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: The Bantamweights took place on Sunday, July 30, and 17-year-old standout Dorian Olivarez took home the tournament title after an outstanding, four-win performance.

A decorated high school wrestler and BJJ blue belt training out of Austin’s B-Team, Olivarez is now the youngest-ever CJJ world champion.

Olivarez scored a pair of rear-naked choke victories to open the tournament, submitting Manuel Priego and Yuki Takahashi in the first two rounds.

In the semifinals, Olivarez ran into former CJJ world champion Richard Alarcon. A talented wrestler in his own right and an accomplished BJJ black belt, Alarcon represented perhaps the stiffest test of Olivarez’s young career thus far. But after a competitive regulation period, Olivarez secured the rear-naked choke in overtime to punch his ticket to the tournament final.

There, he squared off with Robert Drysdale black belt Zack Schneider, who had scored three straight rear-naked chokes in overtime to score his spot in the final. 

Once again, Olivarez’s aggressive back-taking skills proved to be too much as he secured the rear-naked choke in regulation to claim the bantamweight CJJ world title.

Check out the full tournament results from the CJJ Worlds: The Bantamweights below:

First round

  • Richard Alarcon def. Hunter Clagett via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • David Weintraub def. Geoff Real via submission (armbar)
  • Yuki Takahashi def. Lucas Canto via rear-naked choke in OT
  • Dorian Olivarez def. Manuel Priego via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Manny Vazquez def. Joseph Morales via submission  (dead Orchard)
  • Gabriel Austin Daffron def. Sam Micale via submission (heel hook)
  • Suraj Budhram def. Marcelo Cohen via submission (ankle lock)
  • Zack Schneider def. Isaac Cordova via rear-naked choke in OT

Quarterfinals

  • Richard Alarcon def. David Weintraub via submission (armbar)
  • Dorian Olivarez def. Yuki Takahashi via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Gabriel Austin Daffron def. Manny Vazquez via rear-naked choke in OT
  • Zack Schneider def. Suraj Budhram via rear-naked choke in OT

Semifinals

  • Dorian Olivarez def. Richard Alarcon via rear-naked choke in OT
  • Zack Schneider def. Gabriel Austin Daffron via rear-naked choke in OT

Final

  • Dorian Olivarez def. Zack Schneider via submission (rear-naked choke)

Ben Coate

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