On the first day of the World Master2016, which is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, the biggest surprise so far has been Xande Ribeiro's loss to Eliot Kelly among superheavy master-1 fighters. Eliot went to the final after winning by 2-0, but was defeated by Rafael Lovato Jr., who finished with a choke to get the gold.
Among the heavyweights, Romulo Barral took gold after closing out with his Gracie Barra teammate Roberto Tussa. At the middleweight division, Vitor Oliveira defeated Gregor Gracie by judges' decision and won the title.
Former UFC fighter and ADCC champion Vinny Magalhães defeated James Puopolo by 1-0 on advantages and took gold at ultraheavy. At the featherweight division, Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho took the title after closing out with his teammate Diego Bishop.
Check out below the complete results of the master-1 age group. There are more contests slated for later today in the master-2 group, as well as the black belt absolutes from master-1 and master-2.
Rooster: Raul Marcello beat Juan da Silva by 1-0 on advantages
Light feather: Pablo Silva defeated Tiago Barros by points (2-0)
Feather: Osvaldo "Queixinho" Moizinho closed out with Diego Bishop
Light: Marcelo Mafra defeated Rafael Formiga by points (2-0)
Middle: Bruno Alves defeated Mauricio Tognini by points (2-0)
Medium heavy: Vitor Oliveira defeated Gregor Gracie by judges' decision
Heavy: Romulo Barral closed out with Roberto Tussa
Super heavy: Rafael Lovato Jr. finished Eliot Kelly with a choke
Ultra heavy: Vinny Magalhães defeated James Puopolo by 1-0 in advantages
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