A stacked grappling card hits Brazil as BJJ Stars 8 goes down tonight. As the name suggests, many stars of the Brazilian BJJ scene are set to compete tonight in both superfights and an eight-man middleweight tournament.
The featured superfight pits two recently-departed UFC fighters against each other, as grappling wizard Demian Maia faces the Brazilian “Cowboy” Alex Oliveira. Felipe Pena will compete prior to that, being one of the few fighters to defeat the widely-considered best grappler in the world, Gordon Ryan. Decorated heavyweights Gutemberg Pereira and Fellipe Andrew will take center stage against each other, and multiple-time world champion Bia Mesquita will compete as well.
The tournament has a good balance between young phenoms and legendary grapplers. This balance is evident in the top four seeds, as longtime high-level fighter Lucas Barbosa faces the up-and-coming and ever-active Roberto Jimenez. Similarly, one of the greatest gi grapplers of all time, Leandro Lo, will battle 18-year-old prodigy Mica Galvao. There will also be a rematch from a Brazilian National Championships match between Wallisson Oliveira and Leonardo Lara, a match which Oliveira won by back choke. Two young guns round out the field, as Pedro Machado and Mauricio Oliveira will lock horns.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with BJJ Stars 8 results, with the card starting at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT.
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BJJ Stars 8 Results
Middleweight Grand Prix Final
Mica Galvao def. Lucas Barbosa via Submission (Bow and Arrow Choke) at 9:37 of Regulation
Demian Maia def. Alex Oliveira via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:11 of Regulation
Felipe Pena def. Henrique Ceconi via Points (0-0, 0-2 Penalties)
Gutemberg Pereira def. Fellipe Andrew via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at 0:25 of Regulation
Fabricio Andrey def. Alex Sodre via Decision
Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Mica Galvao def. Mauricio Oliveira via Injury Forfeit at 5:40 of Regulation
Lucas Barbosa def. Leonardo Lara via Submission (Armbar) at 2:30 of Regulation
Bia Mesquita def. Julia Boscher via Submission (Armbar) at 3:31 of Regulation
Marcus Petcho def. Lucas Protasio via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 6:50 of Regulation
Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Mauricio Oliveira def. Pedro Machado via Decision
Leonardo Lara def. Wallisson Oliveira via Points (5-2)
Mica Galvao def. Leandro Lo via Advantages (1-0)
Lucas Barbosa def. Roberto Jimenez via Points (2-0)
Mariana Rolszt def. Thais Loureiro via Submission (Armbar) in Overtime