Kron Gracie is so damn good it is hard to imagine. I watched him fight 6-7 times. Nobody lasted more than about 2 minutes. His set ups are awesome and his movement so precise, and quick it is machine-like.
And watching Rafael Lovato. Damn. The man is a master and a monster. The final match was so damn exciting, thousands of people never sat down for 10 minutes and the silence was punctuated by huge roars from the crowd. Lovato got caught in a NASTY triangle early and spent 2 minutes fighting out of it. Very late in the match he applied a Kimura that resulted in a rolling defense. Maybe 5 consecutive rolls around the mat with the kimura applied. Ultimately, a brilliant sweep in the final seconds to overcome a 1 point deficit and won the gold.
Tarsis Humphries fought Andre Galvao for the final. Tarsis excuted a brillant shoulder throw in the first 15 seconds. Galvao quickly recovered and went to work. Tarsis shoulder was injured at about 4 min with the score tied. Galvao takes the gold.
+ HERE'S A VIDEO CLIP FROM 'THE FIGHTWORKS PODCAST' SHOWING 33 T-SHIRTS FROM THE PAN AMS. EACH SHIRT REPRESENTS A TEAM/GYM/BRAND. CHECK IT OUT. -LUKE