Aussies Clean Up at Final ADCC World Championship Qualifier
June 22 | 2022
Australians dominated on their home turf to lock up almost all the titles at this weekend's ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials, the final remaining qualifier for September's upcoming Submission Fighting World Championships. With the event originally scheduled to take place in Singapore but moved to Australia due to pandemic concerns, Australians took advantage of the home court winning six out of seven divisions.
Japanese mixed martial artist Kenta Iwamoto was the lone non-Aussie to take a title, capturing the 77 kg division to earn his second trip to an ADCC World Championship event. Leglock specialist Jeremy Skinner gave the standout performance of the tournament winning all his matches by submission en route to gaining the 66 kg title. Others who punched their ticket to the world championship included 88 kg winner Roberto Dib Frias, 99 kg champion Izaak Michell, 99+ kg titlist Josh Saunders, women's 60 kg winner Adele Fornarino and women's 60+ kg champ Nikki Lloyd-Griffiths. The ADCC World Championship is slated to take place September 17-18 in Las Vegas.
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