A black belt known for never missing a championship, Bruno Bastos had to sit out the Grapplers Quest event that shook up Dallas last Saturday, August 14. But it was for a good reason. Bruno had to oversee the students he had signed up in the event, as well as to report on what went down at the Dallas Convention Center for GRACIEMAG.com.
The big name of the competition was Roberto “Cyborg” Abrea. With black belt Hillary Williams in his corner, he won the no-gi absolute division and took home one thousand dollars in prize money. The grappling ace got the tapout in his first three matches and overcame Jeff Owen (Travis Lutter/Bruno Bastos) by a score of 7 to 0 in the final.
Nova União, in Dallas led by Bruno Bastos, had much to celebrate, too, having won 34 gold medals and belts, 16 silvers and nine bronzes.
“It’s worth remembering I’ve been in Dallas for a year now,” remarks Bastos, proud of his students. “Daniel Almeida, Daniel Garcia, Jeff Owens, Levi Mowles, Peter Runez and Danielle Alvarez were some of our standouts at the event,” he adds.
Now Bruno will set about getting his athletes ready for the upcoming IBJJF tournaments, at Octagon MMA Academy.
(Collaborator: Bruno Bastos)