Copa Podio 5 results: Espen Mathiesen gets second place in the Grand Prix and Vikings beat the Kangaroos in the Country Challenge

Copa podio season 5 went down last night in Sau Paulo, and saw 10 of the world’s top BJJ athletes, including Espen Mathiesen (Kimura/Nova Uniao – Egersund, NOR) competing for the -77 kg Grand Prix Title. In addition to the Grand Prix, there was also a No-GI challenge, Brown belt challenge, Female Challenge and finally a Country challenge which saw the Vikings, composed of three Norwegians, Vs the Kangaroos. In the Grand Prix event, Espen Mathiesen put on a show and reached the finals where he lost by 2 points against Isaque Bahiense from Brasil. In the country challenge, the vikings surpassed the Kangaroos once again winning 2 out of 3 matches. William Dias (AUS) defeated Nic Ruben (NOR) by 2×0 but Eirik Gulbrandsen (NOR) and Eirin Cathrine (NOR) both defeated their opponent by armbar. Check out all the results below:

GREEN GROUP
Diego Borges (Zenith – Manaus, BRA)
Hugo Marques (Soul Fighters – Rio de Janeiro, BRA)
Espen Mathiesen (Kimura/Nova Uniao – Egersund, NOR)
Renato Canuto (Zenith – São Vicente, BRA)
Pedro Paquito (Focus – Porto, POR)

YELLOW GROUP
Delson Pé-de-Chumbo (Clube Pitbull)
Celsinho Venícius (Ryan Gracie JJ)
Isaque Bahiense (Alliance)
Caio Almeida (Almeida JJ)
Wellington Alemão (NS Brotherhood)

MATCH RESULTS RD 1
Green Group:
Diego Borges def. Hugo Marques: 0x0 pts, 2×0 adv
Espen Mathiesen def. Renato Canuto: 2×2 pts, 1×0 adv
Yellow Group:
Celsinho Venícius drew Delson Pé-de-Chumbo: 0x0 pts, 0x0 adv
Isaque Bahiense def. Caio Almeida: 9×0 pts

MATCH RESULTS RD 2
Green Group:

Espen Mathiesen def. Hugo Marques: 0x0 pts, 3×2 adv
Diego Borges drew Pedro “Paquito” Ramalho: 0x0 pts, 1×1 adv
Yellow Group:
Isaque Bahiense def. Celsinho Venícius: arm in guillotine
Wellington Alemão dew Delson Pé-de-Chumbo: 0x0 pts, 0x0 adv

MATCH RESULTS RD 3
Green Group:

Espen Mathiesen def. Diego Borges: 2×0 pts
Pedro “Paquito” drew Renato Canuto: 2×2 pts
Yellow Group:
Isaque Bahiense def. Delson Pé-de-Chumbo: 0x0 pts, 2×0 adv
Wellington Alemão def. Caio Almeida: 2×0 pts

MATCH RESULTS RD 4
Green Group:

Diego Borges def. Renato Canuto: 4×2 pts
Pedro “Paquito” def. Hugo Marques: 2×2 pts, 1×0 adv
Yellow Group:
Delson Pé-de-Chumbo def. Caio Almeida: bow and arrow choke
Celsinho Venícius def. Wellington Alemão: 2×0 pts

MATCH RD 5
Green Group:

Pedro “Paquito” drew Espen Mathiesen: 0x0 pts, 3×3 adv
Hugo Marques def. Renato Canuto: 0x0 pts, 2×1 adv
Yellow Group:
Isaque Bahiense def. Wellington Alemão: 6×2
Celsinho Venícius def. Caio Almeida: points

MATCH SEMI FINALS
Espen Mathiesen def. Delson Pé-de-Chumbo: 2×0 pts
Isaque Bahiense def. Diego Borges: 2×0 pts

MATCH FINAL/3RD PLC
3rd plc Diego Borges def. Delson Pé-de-Chumbo: 0x0 pts, 1×0 adv
final: Isaque Bahiense def. Espen Mathiesen: 2×0 pts

COPA PODIO NO-GI CHALLENGE
Dany Gerard (TAH) def. Joaquim “Mamute” (BRA): DQ (knee-reap)

COPA PODIO BROWN BELT CHALLENGE
Fellipe Trovo (BRA) def. Phillippe Pomaski (SUI): over time, sudden death pts

COPA PODIO FEMALE CHALLENGE
Match 1 (gi): Raquel Pa’aluhi (USA) def. Renata Marinho (BRA): pts
Match 2 (nogi): Renata Marinho (BRA) defeated Raquel Pa’aluhi (USA): kneebar
Renata Marinho became the challenge winner.

COPA PODIO COUNTRY CHALLENGE
William Dias def. Nic Ruben (NOR) by 2×0
Eirik Gulbrandsen (NOR) def. Max de Been (AUS) by armbar
Eirin Cathrine (NOR) def Hope Douglass (AUS) by armbar