Dominyka Obelenyte

Dominyka Obelenyte, João Gabriel, João Miyao, Otavio Sousa shine at New York BJJ Pro; see more results

The New York BJJ Pro, an event held by the IBJJF featuring cash prizes, took place on the night of November 19 at the Nat Holman Gym (CCNY), in New York. Dominyka Obelenyte stole the show by winning double gold. João Gabriel Rocha defeated Mahamed Aly in the ultra-heavyweight final. Otavio Sousa beat Marcos Tinoco…

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Dominyka Obelenyte wins double gold at Charlotte International Open of Jiu-Jitsu

Sitting absolute world champion Dominyka Obelenyte keeps winning IBJJF tournaments. The latest was this Saturday’s Charlotte International Open, in North Carolina. Obelenyte had no opponent at super-heavyweight and got gold automatically. In the open division she beat Laurah Elizabeth of GFTeam. The male standout was Alliance’s Fernando Reis, who also won double gold. He beat…

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BJJ world champion Dominyka Obelenyte on why she left Marcelinho Garcia’s team

Black-belt Dominyka Obelenyte surprised many people when she announced she was leaving Marcelinho Garcia’s team. Obelenyte got each of her belts under Marcelinho, and it was under him that she won four world championships — two at her weight class and two in the open division. In spite of all of that, she decided to…

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The best of 2015: what can you learn from this year’s most successful competitors

Bernardo Faria, Dominyka Obelenyte, Felipe Pena and Mackenzie Dern finished the year of 2015 as the standouts of the competition circuit. Faria and Obelenyte shined at the 2015 Worlds with double-gold campaign after strong performances that allowed little chance for their opponents in each of their matches. Pena and Mackenzie were the main names at…

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