He will deliver his next speech this weekend at the Miami Open, a tournament organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).
Ecuadorian Johnny Tama won a silver medal in the lightweight category of the 2021 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi championship, by winning three fights and losing the final, by points, against Gianni Ghribo.
The event took place on May 15-16 in Dallas (Texas), United States.
Tama defeated Haider Abbas in the first submission match. Won the next two points, in the quarter-finals over Charles Murdock and in the semifinals over Kiran Kishuk; In the final, he was defeated 4-2 by Gribo. All Ecuadorean battles took place on Saturday the 15th.
“The tournament was so big, it’s all-American without kimono. It’s the second most important thing after No-Gi in the world. But since there’s been no No-Gi World Cup for an indefinite period of time, I’m still the world champion and now I’ve got the silver medal in Pan American.” El Universo from Miami said.
As he explained, he is the current King of World No-Gi (without kimono) of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the title achieved in December 2019 in Anaheim, California. Tama then beat Igor dos Santos 7-0.
In a cool moment of figure, the guy from Guayaquil is currently ranked by FloGrappling at seventh, with the kimonos, and also seventh without the kimonos..
“Achieving this is very difficult … I am among the top ten in the world in both categories.”, Said Tricolor who has been living in San Diego, California since 2017.
His next intervention this weekend will be at the Miami Open, a tournament organized by the Brazilian International Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), where the three colors are recorded in kimono and without kimono.
“It is a pleasure for me to represent the country here (in the United States),” added the Ecuadorian representative for this combat sport.