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Nicholas Meregali beats Xande Ribeiro, wins spot at Abu Dhabi World Pro


After two days of competition, the Brazil National Pro defined the 50 athletes that will represent the Brazilian team at the Abu Dhabi World Pro in April. The finals took place Sunday the 12th at the Amadeu Teixeira Arena in Manaus, Brazil, and young Nicholas Meregali won big. Debuting at black belt, the 23-year-old bested the experienced Alexandre Ribeiro by one advantage, taking the 94kg title.

Heavyweight José Júnior also had a good weekend. He gave no chances at 110kg and won the gold as he defeated Max Gimenis via armbar.

Luiza Monteiro won gold in the women’s 70kg division. The NS Brotherhood athlete beat Miste Silva 20-0. They each won a spot on the Brazilian team going to the UAE.

Check out the list of athletes who won and secured spots on the team.

BLUE / ADULT / MEN
·  56kg – Ricardo Guimarães (Game Fight)
·  62kg – Thalisson Soares (PSLB Cicero Costha)
·  69kg – Luiz Medeiros (Alliance)
·  77kg – Alex Santos (Clube Feijão)
·  85kg – Wilton Junior (Seleção Maranhense)
·  94kg – Erich Santos (Clube Feijão)
·  110kg – Raphael Santos (Clube Feijão)

PURPLE / ADULT / MEN
·  62kg – Jose Lima (Nova União)
·  69kg – Guilherme Rosa (Scorpyon Jiu Jitsu)
·  77kg – Joel Adan (Alliance)
·  85kg – Vinicius Reis (G13)
·  94kg – Pedro Elias (NS Brotherhood)
·  110kg – Pedro Pimenta (GF Team)

BROWN / ADULT / MEN
·  56kg – Cicero Paiva (Nova União)
·  62kg – Jonas Pereira (Alliance)
·  69kg – Alexsandro Sodre (Clube Feijão)
·  77kg – Leandro de Souza (Clube Pina)
·  85kg – Douglas Amaral (Chekmate)
·  94kg – Gustavo Batista (NS Brotherhood)
·  110kg – Mateus Xavier (Chekmate)

BLACK / ADULT / MEN
·  56kg – Huendel Osaki (Alliance)
·  62kg – Cleber Fernandes (Almeida JJ)
·  69kg – Isaque Paiva (Saikoo)
·  77kg – Gabriel Arges (Gracie Barra BH)
·  85kg – Diego Silva (Zenith)
·  94kg – Nicholas Meregali (Allience Mario Reis)
·  110kg – Jose Junior (Uaejj Team – Training Hall)

BLACK / MASTER 1 / MEN
·  62kg – Gabriel Moraes (Alliance)
·  69kg – Ayres Neto (Carioca Team)
·  77kg – Edson Junior (Arena BJJ)
·  85kg – Victor Bomfim (GF Team)
·  94kg – Eduardo Inojosa (Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu)
·  110kg – Leandro Costa (NS Brotherhood)

BLUE / ADULT / WOMEN
·  49kg – Luanne Fernades (Alliance)
·  55kg – Brenda Larissa (Alliance)
·  62kg – Miranda Galban (Equipe Nova União)
·  70kg – Karol Santos (HBJ Jiu Jitsu)
·  90kg – Michele Xavier (Saulo Barbosa Jiu Jitsu)

PURPLE / ADULT / WOMEN
·  49kg – Rita Reis (Ivo Neto BJJ)
·  55kg – Jeane Maricaua (Orley Lobato)
·  62kg – Melissa Cueto (Drill Bjj School)
·  70kg – Cassia Paixão (Ivan Fajjardo Alliance)
·  90kg – Heloisa Ferreira (Alliance)

BROWN + BLACK / ADULT / WOMEN
·  49kg – Angela Angelos (GF Team)
·  55kg – Ana Talita Alencar (Alliance Los Angeles)
·  62kg – Bianca Basilio (Almeida JJ)
·  70kg – Luiza Costa (NS Brotherhood)
·  90kg – Talita Nogueira (NS Brotherhood)



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