Miyao runs through his division At 2017 IBJJF Chicago Summer Open


The 2017 IBJJF Chicago Summer Open had passed over the weekend.

There was no surprise in the light-featherweight division as three-time world silver medalist Joao Miyao dominated the competition. Miyao is currently ranked fourth and gained some ground on Marcus Buchecha and the three spot. The incredibly active Miyao should be another athlete in contention for the end-of-season No. 1 ranking.

The remaining three black belt brackets in Chicago saw the youth take home gold medals. The 2017 world brown belt lightweight silver medalist, Dante Leon, conquered the middleweight division and also brought home an absolute bronze medal after falling to Cornelius in the semifinals by kimura. Silvio Duran of Vitor Shaolin BJJ was victorious at featherweight, and Alexandre Molinaro of Carlson Gracie won a tough lightweight bracket with buzzer-beating sweeps to win in both the semifinal and final.

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Last modified: August 15, 2017

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