Day one of the ADCC grappling championships saw both 2013 champions advance.
Michelle Nicolini is one step closer to a repeat as she got the tap over Japan’s Rikako Yuasa in the opening match of the under 60 kg tournament. Mackenzie Dern was able to get a tap via toehold over Norway’s Kethe Engen. Team USA’s Tammi Masumeci upset Brazil’s Ana Michelle Tavares by points to make her way to the semi-finals, while Brazil’s Beatriz Mesquita armbarred fellow Brazilian Mayra Mazza to complete the quarterfinals.
Two time champ Gabrielle Garcia made her way into the semi-finals, as did fellow Brazilian Ana Lauta Cordeiro. US phenom Amanda Santana got a decision win to make her way into the semi-finals. In an upset, 2013 runner up Marysia Malyjasiak was defeated by Brazilian Jessica Oliveira.
Day two will see the semi-finals and finals.
Day 1 Results
- Michelle Nicolini def. Rikako Yuasa via submission
- Tammi Masumeci def. Ana Michelle Tavares via points
- Mackenzie Dern def. Kethe Engen via toehold
- Beatriz Mesquita def. Mayra Mazza via armbar
- Gabrielle Garcia def. Alison Tremblay by armbar
- Jessica Oliveira def. Marysia Malyjasiak via points
- Ana Lauta Cordeiro def. Sophia Nordeno
- Amanda Santana def. Fernanda Mazelli by points
Day 2 Semi-finals
- Michelle Nicolini vs. Tammi Masumeci
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Beatriz Mesquita
- Gabrielle Garcia vs. Jessica Oliveira
- Ana Lauta Cordeiro vs. Amanda Santana