HALLOWEEN DAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020, witnessed the 4th edition of the SUBVERSIV team x team tournament, a perfect date for the event as there were plenty of monsters on the mat last night.
Bringing out quite a few of the sports main stars, athletes such as Elisabeth Clay, Lucas Barbosa, Gabriel Almeida, Rafaela Guedes, and Max Gimenis – to name a few, it did not come as a surprise that the event produced plenty of top-notch grappling entertainment. One of the interesting and lesser known names to take out of the event was Fatima Kline. Representing Team New York, Kline put on a real performance showing both tenacity and technique. Severely outweighed in all her matches, Kline lost more than she won, yet, she always put on a real effort and looked incredible in doing it. We didn’t know too much of this young athlete prior to the event, but we will be sure to pay more attention next time we hear her name.
Among the other big names to come out of this event were William Tackett (Team Level Black) and John Combs (Studio 84), these two young Americans put on a great show and looked at home under this ruleset. William, competing in the heavyweight division against men who outweighed him by a few dozen pounds, managed to play offense throughout the tournament, submitting big names, including the always dangerous Tex Johnson.
Combs won all his matches and won them well. He is widely regarded as one of the most entertaining grapplers in the game and tonight, he played perfectly, very offense-driven and precise.
The final was decided between the two front-runners in the tournament, Atos and Team Black Level. Team Atos conquered the first two matches taking home the gold medal. These were not easy matches for the San Diego based team, particularly Andy Murasaki versus Kody Steele, a match that could have easily gone Steele’s way, yet, Atos took the tournament with dominant performances across the event,
– LEVEL BLACK def. GRACIE HUMAITÁ PHILLY (3X0)
(-180) Kody Steele def. Zach Green via decision
(+180) William Tackett won via outside heel hook
(FM) Elisabeth Clay def. Jacquelyn Gola via inside heel-hook
– STUDIO 84 def. TEAM PHILLY (2X1)
(-180) John Combs def. T. Cellamare via RNC
(+180) Daishi Goto def. G. Mione via decision
(FM) Britney Elkin def. Eva Isaaks via armbar
– RGA DANIEL GRACIE def. TEAM WILD CARD (3X0)
(-180) Dylan Royce def. Savion Marañon via decision
(+180) Alex Myers def. Isiah Wright via hon-kesa-gatame keylock
(FM) Amanda Leve def. Bailey Luttrell via RNC
– CHECKMAT def. NEW JERSEY (3X0)
(-180) Gabriel Almeida def. Rob LeMasney via Darce choke
(+180) Arnaldo Maidana def. Tim Williams via guillotine
(FM) Thamires Monteiro def. Rachel Schonewolf via decision
– TEAM NY def. TEAM SAS (2X1)
(-180) Nick Ronan def. A. Kochel via RNC
(+180) Oliver Taza def. Kyle Meyers via inside heel hook
(FM) Samatha Fishers def. Fatima Kline via decision
After the first round, tech-fall was introduced to the tournament, therefore, a “best of 3” style dynamics decided who advanced to the next round.
LEVEL BLACK DEF. FIGHT SPORTS (2X0 – tech fall)
(+180) William Tackett def. Tex Johnson via katagatame
(FM) Elisabeth Clay def. Tara White via inside heel-hook