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2015 Pan: The incredible story of how no opponent touched Monique Elias’ injured ankle

Monique Elias had a 10-0 lead on Tammy Griego at their adult open class quarterfinal match, on Saturday, at the 2015 Pan. The Alliance black belt was on Tammy’s back looking for the lapels and the choke that would end the encounter early. That’s when she made a vital mistake and crossed her feet in […]

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Bernardo Faria explains 2015 Pan performance and choke that made Lo tap

Alliance’s Bernardo faria was the standout at the 2015 Pan with two gold medals (superheavy and open class) conquered with outstanding performances against very tough opponents like Leandro Lo, Luiz Panza, AJ Agazarm, Eduardo Telles, Alex Trans and others. In this interview to GRACIEMAG’s Vitor Freitas, he explains why he was so sharp in Irvine. […]

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2015 Pan: Think coverage, think GRACIEMAG.com

Thank you for all the likes, all the shares and comments during the 2015 Pan coverage. Follow us and don’t miss a thing on the next one.

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Jiu-Jitsu, sweat and tears: the return of João Gabriel Rocha

After a year and three months without competing, João Gabriel Rocha again stepped on the mat during the 2015 Pan. The emotion was inevitable after violent chemotherapy sessions that burned his veins, but not undermined his grit and determination. Victorious against a severe cancer, the Soul Fighters star is again in good physical shape. He […]

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2015 Pan: Bernardo Faria, Gabi Garcia control black belt open class; other results

The 2015 Pan is in the books. In the end, the two most important medals went to Alliance. Bernardo Faria and Gabrielle Garcia confirmed their favoritism and beat their opponents in the finals. First Gabi had another great duel with recent rival Mackenzie Dern. As usual, Gabi controlled the pace of the match and worked […]

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