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ADCC 2009 Day 1 Results: “Jacare” Tops Drysdale in Superfight; Cyborg, Werdum, and Monson Advance to Semis

Ronaldo Jacare SouzaThe Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championship, the most-prestigious grappling tournament in the world, is taking place this weekend in Barcelona, Spain and a handful of MMA notables are in action at the event.

On Saturday, Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza defeated Robert Drysdale 2-0 on points in a featured grappling superfight, while notables Fabrico Werdum, Jeff Monson, Vinny Magalhaes, and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos all advanced to Sunday’s semifinals in their respective divisions.

Results from Saturday’s matchups as well as the schedule for the ADCC conclusion on Sunday are below (via Bloody Elbow):

Saturday, September 26 Results

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Opening Round

  • #1 – Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) def. Rogent Lloret (Spain) via kimura
  • #2 – Tomasz Janiszewski (Poland) def. Antoine Jaoude (Brazil) via points
  • #3 – Romulo Barral (Brazil) def. Denis Roberts (Australia) via heel hook
  • #4 – Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Kouji Kanechika (Japan) via points (5-2)
  • #5 – Jeff Monson (USA) def. Karol Bedorf (Poland) via points
  • #6 – Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen (Finland) def. Tom Erikson (USA) via heel hook
  • #7 – Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) def. Tom De Blass (USA) via points
  • #8 – Asa Fuller (USA) def. Mike Matell (Canada) via armbar

Men’s -99kg (-218 lbs.) Opening Round

  • #9 – Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Ilir Latifi (Sweden) via points (2-0)
  • #10 – Radek Turek (Poland) def. Rafael Davies (USA) via points
  • #11 – Márcio Cruz (Brazil) def. Anthony Perosh (Australia) via points (3-0)
  • #12 – Vinícius Magalhães (Brazil) def. Rodrigo Cavaca (Brazil) via leglock
  • #13 – Dean Lister (USA) def. Andreas Olsen (Norway) via triangle choke
  • #14 – Glover Teixeira (Brazil) def. Vesa Vuori (Finland) via points (6-0)
  • #15 – Tomasz Szczerek (Poland) def. Ricco Rodriguez (USA) via poinits (4-0)
  • #16 – Gerardi Rinaldi (USA) def. Yoshiyuki Nakahashi (Japan) via points

Men’s -88kg (-194 lbs.) Opening Round

  • #17 – André Galvão (Brazil) def. Kassim Annan (France) via points (11-0)
  • #18 – Chris Weidman (USA) def. Daniel Tabera. (Spain) via points (19-0)
  • #19 – Tarsis Humphreys (Brazil) def. Igor Praporshchikov (Australia) via ref decision
  • #20 – David Avellan (USA) def. Trond Saksenvik (Norway) via heel hook
  • #21 – Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. Yuji Arai (Japan) via rear-naked choke
  • #22 – James Brasco (USA) def. Gunnar Nelson (Iceland) via ref decision
  • #23 – Rafael Lovato Jr. (USA) def. Tom Lawlor (USA) via points (4-0)
  • #24 – Bruno Bastos (Brazil) def. Jorge Santiago (Brazil) via ref decision

Men’s -77kg (-170 lbs.) Opening Round

  • #25 – Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) def. Rodney Ellis (Australia) via guillotine choke
  • #26 – Kron Gracie (Brazil) def. Enrico Cocco (USA) via rear-naked choke
  • #27 – Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo (Brazil) def. Mike Fowler (USA) via leglock
  • #28 – Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (Japan) def. Milton Vieira (Brazil)
  • #29 – Pablo Popovich (Brazil) def. Don Ortega (USA) via rear-naked choke
  • #30 – Ben Askren (USA) def. Toni Linden (Finland) via arm-triangle choke
  • #31 – Leonardo Santos (Brazil) def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (Japan) via points (8-0)
  • #32 – Gregor Gracie (Brazil) def. Murilo Santana (Brazil) via points (3-0)

Men’s -66kg (-145 lbs.) Opening Round

  • #33 – Rani Yahya (Brazil) def. Kouhei Yasumi (Japan) via rear-naked choke
  • #34 – Jeff Glover (USA) def. Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas (Finland) via rear-naked choke
  • #35 – Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Brazil) def. Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura (Japan) via armbar
  • #36 – Joel Tudor (USA) def. Nicolas Renier (France) via triangle choke
  • #37 – Leo Vieira (Brazil) def. David Marinakis (Australia) via guillotine choke
  • #38 – Ryan Hall (USA) def. Jeff Curran (USA) via points (5-2)
  • #39 – Rafael Mendes (Brazil) def. Jayson Patino (USA) via triangle choke
  • #40 – Justin Rader (USA) def. Baret Yoshida (USA) via points (7-0)

Women’s +60kg (+132 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #41 – Penny Thomas (USA) def. Shanti Abelha (Denmark) via points (3-0)
  • #42 – Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Brazil) def. Ida Hansson (Sweden) via points (10-0)
  • #43 – Hannette Staack (Brazil) def. Hitomi Hiraiwa (Japan) via armbar
  • #44 – Rosângela Conceição (Brazil) def. Lana Stephanac (USA) via ref decision

Women’s -60kg (-132 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #45 – Hillary Williams (USA) def. Megumi Fujii (Japan) via rear-naked choke
  • #46 – Sayaka Shioda (Japan) def. Bianca Andrade (Brazil) via points
  • #47 – Luanna Alzuguir (Brazil) def. Ina Steffensen (Denmark) via guillotine choke
  • #48 – Ana Michelle Dantas (Brazil) def. Laurence Cousin (France)

#49 – 52 – Four “Special Matches” featuring non-bracketed Spanish athletes

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #53 – Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) def. Tomasz Janiszewski (Poland) via points (3-0)
  • #54 – Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Romulo Barral (Brazil) via points (3-0)
  • #55 – Jeff Monson (USA) def. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen (Finland) via points
  • #56 – Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) def. Asa Fuller (USA) via points

Men’s -99kg (-218 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #57 – Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Radek Turek (Poland) via armbar
  • #58 – Vinícius Magalhães (Brazil) def. Márcio Cruz (Brazil) via flying armbar
  • #59 – Glover Teixeira (Brazil) def. Dean Lister (USA) via points
  • #60 – Gerardi Rinaldi (USA) def. Tomasz Szczerek (Poland) via points

Men’s -88kg (-194 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #61 – André Galvão (Brazil) def. Chris Weidman (USA) via points (4-0)
  • #62 – David Avellan (USA) def. Tarsis Humphreys (Brazil) via rear-naked choke
  • #63 – Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. James Brasco (USA) via ref decision
  • #64 – Rafael Lovato Jr. (USA) def. Bruno Bastos (Brazil) via points

Men’s -77kg (-170 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #65 – Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) def. Kron Gracie (Brazil) via mounted guillotine choke
  • #66 – Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (Japan) def. Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo (Brazil) via points
  • #67 – Pablo Popovich (Brazil) def. Ben Askren (USA) via kneebar
  • #68 – Gregor Gracie (Brazil) def. Leonardo Santos (Brazil) via points

Men’s -66kg (-145 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • #69 – Rani Yahya (Brazil) def. Jeff Glover (USA) via points (7-0)
  • #70 – Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Brazil) def. Joel Tudor (USA) via rear-naked choke
  • #71 – Leo Vieira (Brazil) def. Ryan Hall (USA) via guillotine choke
  • #72 – Rafael Mendes (Brazil) def. Justin Rader (USA) via brabo choke

Superfight

  • Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza def. Robert Drysdale via points (2-0)

Sunday, September 27 Lineup (Matches begin at 6AM ET / 3AM PT)

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Semi-Finals

  • Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) vs. Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil)
  • Jeff Monson (USA) vs. Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil)

Men’s -99kg (-218 lbs.) Semi-Finals

  • Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) vs. Vinícius Magalhães (Brazil)
  • Glover Teixeira (Brazil) vs. Gerardi Rinaldi (USA)

Men’s -88kg (-194 lbs.) Semi-Finals

  • André Galvão (Brazil) vs. David Avellan (USA)
  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (USA)

Men’s -77kg (-170 lbs.) Semi-Finals

  • Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) vs. Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (Japan)
  • Pablo Popovich (Brazil) vs. Gregor Gracie (Brazil)

Men’s -66kg (-145 lbs.) Quarter-Finals

  • Rani Yahya (Brazil) vs. Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Brazil)
  • Leo Vieira (Brazil) vs. Rafael Mendes (Brazil)

Women’s +60kg (+132 lbs.) Semi-Finals

  • Penny Thomas (USA) vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Brazil)
  • Hannette Staack (Brazil) vs. Rosângela Conceição (Brazil)

Women’s -60kg (-132 lbs.) Semi-Finals

  • Hillary Williams (USA) vs. Sayaka Shioda (Japan)
  • Luanna Alzuguir (Brazil) vs. Ana Michelle Dantas (Brazil)

Pictured: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

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