Just a few days ago ended one of the Europe’s strongest tournaments, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJ) London Fall Open.
An event that has gained more popularity with each passing year, uniting the UK’s best teams while adding also several athletes from the old continent’s strongest grappling hubs such as Scandinavia, Poland, France, Italy and Portugal.
The black belt division, the IBJJF London Fall Open called in a few big names of this sport as per usual, names such as Jake Mackenzie, Alec Baulding, Wellington ‘Megaton’ and Checkmat / Fight Zone London coach Jackson Sousa. Another veteran of the game worth mentioning was Max Campos, who did not have an easy day in his category, but came back strong to close the open weight class with Sousa.
One of the big stories of the Gi tournament was Roger Gracie‘s academy stealing the team title from Checkmat‘s stronghold. The black and white team has consistently won every single IBJJF tournament in the region over the past 3 years but was relegated to 2nd by a tight margin this Fall. Checkmat did bounce back the following day in the No-Gi tournament to win gold in that division.
The complete list of winners on: https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-news/ibjjf-london-fall-open-jackson-sousas-tripple-gold-in-historic-day-for-the-irish
Last modified: October 20, 2017