2016 World Championships
Medium Heavyweight Semi Final
Long Beach, California
Romulo Barral vs Patrick Gaudio
Comebacks in the Adult Black Belt Categories are rare. The matches are so tight that typically a point lead is difficult to overcome. This MFM edition is one of the best comebacks I have ever seen.
Romulo Barral (Blue Gi) is the most decorated Medium Heavy Weight in IBJJF History. 5 World Championships, 1 Pan Championship, and 2 European Championships. He is also the 2013 -88KG ADCC Champion. In addition to his accomplishments, he has also developed into an exception coach to the likes of Felipe Pena, Edwin Najmi, and Gabriel Arges.
Patrick Pontes Gaudio (White Gi) is an emerging talent in the Black Belt ranks. He has 1 Pan Championship and 1 Brazilian National Championship under his belt but he has been knocking on the door for a few years to get that first worlds. He has established himself as one tough competitor.
Just remember, no lead is safe in this sport.
Enjoy Romulo vs Patrick.