It was a day of upsets and close matches as new ADCC World Champions where crowned.
Highlighting what was a spectacular year was Mackenzie Dern, who faced 2013 champion Michelle Nicolini in a hard fought match in the finals. They ended the match ties, but a penalty point for Nicolini sealed the win for Dern who wins her first under 60kg ADCC World title. This was the first time an American has won the title.
Dern defeated Beatriz Mesquita by points in the semi-finals. Nicolini defeated Tammy Musucemi in the other under 60kg semi-final.
Musucemi would get the rear naked choke over Mesquita to take the bronze.
Ana Laura Cordeiro became the new 2015 over 60kg champ defeating Jessica Oliveira by points in the finals.
2013 champion Gracia got upset in the semi-finals, losing to Oliveira. Garcia would gain the bronze via referee’s decision over Amanda Santana.
Here are the complete results:
- Mackenzie Dern def. Michelle Nicolini via points, 4-4 (1 penalty for Nicolini)
Bronze Medal Match
- Tammy Musucemi def. Beatriz Mesquita via rear naked choke
- Michelle Nicolini def. Tammy Musucemi
- Mackenzie Dern def. Beatriz Mesquita via points
- Ana Laura Cordeiro def. Jessica Oliveira via points
Bronze medal match
- Gabi Garcia def. Amanda Santana via referee decision
- Jessica Oliveira def. Gabi Garcia via referee decision
- Ana Laura Cordeiro def. Amanda Santana via points