A great shot of Rafael Mendes finishing an armbar by amazing bjj photographer Mike Calimbas. Check out his website for more great action shots.
The IBJJF Pan Ams 2013 Results surprised me a bit, but for the most part I wasn’t too far off on my predictions.
In the rooster division I said Bruno Malfacine and Caio Terra would meet up in the finals, and they sure as hell did. They both had an impressive run at the 2013 Pan Ams and Bruno served up two nasty arm bars that I personally saw. One of them on Takahito Yoshioka came so fast, that Yoshioka didn’t have enough time to tap before getting hurt. Felipe Costa made it to the semi finals against Bruno Malfacine, but Bruno was just better that day. In the finals, Caio Terra won the 2013 Pan Ams with a very well thought out attack. On a side note: did anyone catch the toe hold Bruno Malfacine had on Caio? Is Caio an invertebrate? Geez!