The Ginásio Poliesportivo de Cajazeiras hosted the 2022 Salvador Spring Open on Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th.
Amanda Magda of Fratres Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continued her run of successful tournaments in Salvador, winning two matches in the open class and taking gold. Amanda has had quite an impressive year in 2022, winning the Sul Americano and Curitiba Spring Opens prior to winning in Salvador.
The male open class champion in the gi was Otavio Nalati, who had one of his best performances of the year. Otavio shared his thoughts on his matches. “Between weight and open class I had six fights on the day, two in ultra heavy and four in the open class. My first match in the open was hard. I fought with a middleweight guy. I took him down and submitted him with a clock choke. My second match was the hardest. I fought with the super heavy champion on the day and in the last thirty seconds I passed his guard. This guy is strong and fast and so tough. In the semifinal I was able to take down and submit my opponent with a bread cutter choke. And in the final we had a seven minute stand up fight. My opponent put me in his guard and I passed and got the submission! The tournament was so hard but this weekend I was able to do my job!” Otavio fought aggressively and went for the submission in every match.
Lightweight Gabriel Rollo won three matches in the gi to take home gold. In his quarterfinal, he swept, passed the guard, took the back, and finished with a choke. Gabriel would win again in the semi’s and move on to the final. The final saw Gabriel and his opponent engage in multiple scrambles. The back and forth match ended with Gabriel taking the back and finishing with a choke to secure the victory.
The no-gi open class champions were Leonardo Goncalves of Gracie Barra and Izabel Seki of Faconti Jiu-Jitsu. Leonardo won two matches at super heavy andd three in the open class. Izabel had two matches in the no-gi open class to take first place.
2022 Salvador Spring International Open team results:
2022 Salvador Spring International No-Gi Open team results: