Coach Livia Gluchowska started the weekend off for the team at Fight to Win Pro 58 in Sacramento, California. After an opponent change in late December, Liv was matched up against Pati Fontes Tinley in a IBJJF World No-Gi Championships rematch!
Liv fought hard, continuing to attack guillotines and finished the fight with a close heel hook/knee bar and a loss via referee decision. It has been amazing to see the improvement in Liv’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since Worlds, and we are excited to see what 2018 brings for her!
Coach Lachlan Giles from Absolute MMA St Kilda also made waves overseas, making it through to the final of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Grand Slam in the Male Adult Black Belt (77kg). It was a close, gritty final with Lachlan eventually coming away with a silver medal for his efforts. Congratulations Lachie, you are a great representative for both Absolute MMA and the Australian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene and we are very lucky to have you on our team! Amazing to see Lachlan continuing to improve and rise to such a high level!
Absolute MMA also had a formidable team this weekend at Grappling Industries Melbourne Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition.
With over 20 competitors the team had a great showing taking medals from the beginner to advanced level. We’re very happy with everyone who competed under the Absolute banner and left their heart on the mat!
It was great to see members from all three gyms competing and receiving medals for all their hard efforts, all of you were great representatives of Absolute MMA and we can’t wait to see you all in future competitions!
As a team we also had the massive achievement of taking out first place for both Adults Gi and Adults No-Gi. Go team!
(Photo credits: Lachlan Giles, Lachlan Warne, Sarah Chapman & Stephanie Scipione)