With the absence of heavy hitters Erberth Santos and Leandro Lo, the door is wide open for a new name to win the Brazilian National black belt absolute title in Sao Paulo this weekend.
The sheer amount of black belts who have signed up for “Brasileiros” is insane. There are 263 male black belts in the adult divisions, meaning that there will be no shortage of entrants for the absolute division when it goes down on Saturday May 5. The division will run up to the semifinals, with the finale taking place on Sunday May 6.
Here’s a quick rundown of who could take gold in the adult male black belt absolute division.
Lucas Barbosa (Atos)
Rudson Mateus (CTA)
Fellipe Andrew (Zenith)
Dimitrius Souza (Alliance)
Igor Schneider (NS Brotherhood)
Nicholas Meregali (Alliance)
Victor Honorio (GF Team (Registered as Qatar BJ)
Gabriel “Fedor” Lucas (Checkmat)
Kitner Moura (IFC Life Brothers)
Otavio Nalati (Team Lloyd Irvin Brazil).
Last modified: May 3, 2018