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2012 Pan-Am Final Day – Gabi Garcia Takes Absolute Title

Wetzel (left) and Garcia (right) Courtesy Mike Calimbas

Gabi Garcia took home two medals in the last day of the Pan-Am BJJ in Irvine, CA Sunday.

The Alliance BJJ fighter out of Brazil took home her fifth absolute title, and her fifth middle-heavyweight title. Garcia also won the 2011 ADCC over 60 Kg championships.

Other champions included ADCC Over 60 kg runner-up Hannette Staack (middleweight); Beatriz Mesquita (lightweight); and Luana Alzuguir (featherweight).

Here are the results from Sunday:

Super Featherweight Final (53kg/118lbs)

  • Sofia Amarante def. Claudia Martinez

Featherweight Final (58kg/129lbs)

  • Luana Alzuguir def. Vanessa Oliveira by Referee Decision

Lightweight Final (64kg/141lbs)

  • Beatriz Mesquita def. Fabiana Borges by Submission

Middleweight Final (69kg/152lbs)

  • Hanette Staack def. Valerie Lynn

Medium Heavyweight Final (Above 69kg/152lbs)

  • Gabi Garcia def. Emily Wetzel

Absolute Final

  • Gabi Garcia def. Luana Alzuguir (teammates/bowed out)


BROWN belt Adult – Light-Feather

  • FIRST Nyjah Easton – Team Lloyd Irvin
  • SECOND Tove Grace/Kristina Södersten – Alliance
  • THIRD Shiho Yaginuma – Paraestra Tokyo

BLACK belt Adult – Light-Feather

  • FIRST Sofia Rosa Amarante – The Avengers
  • SECOND Claudia Martinez Kvenbo – C-Quence

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