Final night, Struggle 2 Win 207 rocked Dallas, Texas with matches from established and up-and-coming professional grapplers from throughout the nation. Confirmed 2022 ADCC opponents Yuri Simoes and Roosevelt Sousa battled as the principle occasion, whereas an assortment of gi and nogi matches crammed out the remainder of the occasion. Getting a preview of their expertise forward of the championship in September introduced one other degree of intrigue to the present, whereas giving youthful grapplers like purple belt Skylar Idell and brown belt Vitória Assis the prospect to compete alongside generational expertise.
Each IBJJF champions introduced warmth for his or her quick nogi match, resulting in an upset for the decrease ranked athlete. Idell shot in for a double leg, however Assis was fast to stuff the shot and take the again. Idell rose to shake her unfastened, inflicting the brown belt to fall into an inverted guard. Assis was almost ready to make use of the awkward place to assault a leg, however Idell escaped and each returned to the toes.
Assis sat to protect, and Idell moved to go by isolating the left leg. Assis maintained half guard towards Isell’s strain, and was in a position to land a deep half sweep on the Genesis athlete. On her toes, Assis switched and fell inside Idell’s guard to try a leg lock. Idell reversed and led to prime place, rapidly passing to mount. Idell moved to isolate the top and arm of the Formiga brown belt, however Assis defended and went for a hip bump escape. Staying gentle on prime, Idell was in a position to transition to the again as Assis turned. Slipping off as Assis started to face, Idell transitioned easily to an armbar quickly after her head hit the mat. With solely 32-seconds remaining, Assis gave up the faucet and Idell walked off the winner.
In the principle occasion, Simoes and Sousa went the space of their 8-minute nogi showdown, displaying the abilities they’ll convey to the 99 kg and 99 kg+ brackets respectively. Simoes shot off a single, however bailed after Sousa stuffed his shot and moved to take the again. A short scramble introduced each again to the toes, and each males paced themselves with some grip combating. Sousa rebuffed one other shot try, Simoes clearly trying extra cautious after the primary.
After a couple of minutes of collar ties, Simoes went for a 3rd single, just for Sousa to isolate the top and free his leg. Taking a brand new method, Sousa sits to protect. Simoes strikes to go, however Sousa launches a triangle from his aspect placing Simoes on fast protection. The fromer ADCC champ postured, and managed to flee Sousa’s triangle and return to his passing makes an attempt from closed guard. Disengaging a number of occasions, Simoes did not breach Sousa’s protection, and the ADCC Trials winner was content material to attend for an additional alternative to assault from backside.
Falling again after securing a leg, Simoes and Sousa went in on twin leg locks from 50/50. Neither discovering a stable maintain, The 2 disengaged within the closing minute earlier than re-entering 50/50. Each appeared strained from the place, however the bell rang with no submission throughout. Following deliberation, the judges awarded Sousa the choice for his offensive efforts.