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ADCC 2009 Results: Injury Gives Estima Win Over Ribeiro in Absolute Finals; Werdum Wins Division

Fabricio WerdumBráulio Estima won the prestigious Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) 2009 absolute division championship on Sunday after fellow-Brazilian Xande Ribeiro suffered a fight-ending arm injury in the open-weight finals.

Estima will meet Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who defeated Robert Drysdale on Saturday, in a superfight at ADCC 2011.

In other action, Strikeforce heavyweight Fabricio Werdum (pictured) won the +99kg division, while notables Jeff Monson, Vinicius Magalhaes, and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos all earned third-place in their respective classes.

The complete results from Sunday action at ADCC 2009 in Barcelona, Spain (via Bloody Elbow) were:

Men’s Absolute Final

  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) via arm injury

Men’s Absolute 3rd Place

  • Vinicius Magalhaes (Brazil) def. Gunnar Nelson (Iceland) via points (3-0) in OT

Men’s Absolute – Semifinals

  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. Vinicius Magalhaes (Brazil) via points (7-0)
  • Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Gunnar Nelson (Iceland) via kneebar

Men’s Absolute – Quarterfinals

  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) via rear-naked choke
  • Vinicius Magalhaes (Brazil) def. Chris Weidman (USA) via armbar
  • Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Andre Galvao (Brazil) via points (3-0)
  • Gunnar Nelson (Iceland) def. David Avellan (USA) via rear-naked choke

Men’s Absolute Division – Opening Round

  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen (Finland) via armbar
  • Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) def. Bruno Bastos (Brazil) via rear-naked choke
  • Vinicius Magalhaes (Brazil) def. Dean Lister (USA) via referee decision
  • Chris Weidman (USA) def. Antoine Jaoude (Brazil) via points (3-0)
  • Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Ricco Rodriguez (USA) via kimura
  • Andre Galvao (Brazil) def. Tom De Blass (USA) via points (3-0)
  • Gunnar Nelson (Iceland) def. Jeff Monson (USA) via points (3-0) in OT
  • David Avellan (USA) def. Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) via referee decision

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Final

  • Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) def. Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) via points (9-0)

Men’s -99kg (-218 lbs.) Final

  • Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Gerardi Rinaldi (USA) via points (2-0)

Men’s -88kg (-194 lbs.) Final

  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. André Galvão (Brazil) via inverted triangle

Men’s -77kg (-170 lbs.) Final

  • Pablo Popovich (Brazil) def. Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) via points (3-2)

Men’s -66kg (-145 lbs.) Final

  • Rafael Mendes (Brazil) def. Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Brazil) via points (3-0)

Women’s +60kg (+132 lbs.) Final

  • Hannette Staack (Brazil) def. Penny Thomas (USA) via kneebar

Women’s -60kg (-132 lbs.) Final

  • Luanna Alzuguir (Brazil) def. Sayaka Shioda (Japan) via points (3-0)

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • Jeff Monson (USA) def. Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil) def. via judges’ decision

Men’s -99kg (-218 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • Vinícius Magalhães (Brazil) def. Glover Teixeira (Brazil) via armbar

Men’s -88kg (-194 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • David Avellan (USA) def. Rafael Lovato Jr. (USA) via leglock

Men’s -77kg (-170 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • Gregor Gracie (Brazil) def. Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (Japan) via points (10-0)

Men’s -66kg (-145 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • Ryan Hall (USA) def. Jeff Glover (USA) via points (3-2)

Women’s +60kg (+132 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Brazil) def. Rosângela Conceição (Brazil) via points

Women’s -60kg (-132 lbs.) 3rd Place Match

  • Hillary Williams (USA) def. Laurence Cousin (France) via points (9-0)

Men’s +99kg (+218 lbs.) Semifinals

  • Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) def. Saulo Ribeiro (Brazil) via judges’ decision (2x overtime)
  • Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) def. Jeff Monson (USA) via points

Men’s -99kg (-218 lbs.) Semifinals

  • Xande Ribeiro (Brazil) def. Vinícius Magalhães (Brazil)
  • Gerardi Rinaldi (USA) def. Glover Teixeira (Brazil) via points (5-0)

Men’s -88kg (-194 lbs.) Semifinals

  • André Galvão (Brazil) def. David Avellan (USA) via points (2-0)
  • Bráulio Estima (Brazil) def. Rafael Lovato Jr. (USA) via kneebar

Men’s -77kg (-170 lbs.) Semifinals

  • Marcelo Garcia (Brazil) def. Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (Japan) via north-south choke
  • Pablo Popovich (Brazil) def. Gregor Gracie (Brazil) via points (3-0)

Men’s -66kg (-145 lbs.) Semifinals

  • Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles (Brazil) def. Rani Yahya (Brazil) via armlock
  • Rafael Mendes (Brazil) def. Leo Vieira (Brazil) via rear-naked choke

Women’s +60kg (+132 lbs.) Semifinals

  • Penny Thomas (USA) def. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Brazil) via points (-1 to -2)
  • Hannette Staack (Brazil) def. Rosângela Conceição (Brazil) via points

Women’s -60kg (-132 lbs.) Semifinals

  • Sayaka Shioda (Japan) def. Hillary Williams (USA) via armbar
  • Luanna Alzuguir (Brazil) def. Laurence Cousin (France) via rear-naked choke

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