Jamie Hughes- British Champion, 4x Welsh Champion.
Amateur MMA fighter (9-2). Representing Celtic Pride Martial Arts and Pedro Bessa BJJ.
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Monday, 24 June 2013
Premier BJJ championships Cork,Ireland!
Travelled over to Cork this past weekend to compete at the premier bjj championships in cork city, the event itself was in a really cool venue in the neptune stadium usually a basketball arena its was a great setting for a jiu jiitsu competition. the event was expertly ran by pedro bessa,liam beechinor and all the members of the irish bjj community who helped out.
The standard of competitor was very high with all of the top irish talent on show, including Darrag O'Conaill,Joey Breslin,Brendan McGarry, Piotr Wisniewski and a whole host of tough guys and girls from the Irish academies.
I competed in the purple belt medium heavy division and also in the Premier BJJ purple belt division.
In my weight class in round 1 i took on a good guy from bjj revolution team, i managed to pick up a quick triangle win, then on to the semi final against a very tough competitor from SBG Richie Crosdale, one of the top medium heavies in ireland, got the win by triangle from tornado guard after about 2 mins. then in the final i fough Brandan McGarry from BJJ cork, we are both under pedro bessa and team mates but we fought it out in really tough match, I was 2 advantages down with 20 seconds to go i managed to sweep and climb on to the back and take the gold!
Then on to the Purple belt absolute, $200 for the winner, all of the toughest purple belts in ireland in the mix, in Round one i fought a super heavyweight, got the win by armabar after the 4 minute mark, then in the quarter final i fought another massive ulta heavyweight from SBG , a really tough match i lost 3-0, tried everything i could but he was better on the day and rightfully went on and won the absolute division with ease.
Also Pedro Bessa stepped up on 5 mins notice and won a blackbelt superfight in amazing fashion and Pedro Bessa BJJ team won the team title by a big margin, huge well done to all of our team.
Overall an amazing competition, and the night out and after party in Cork city was equally as good, thanks to all of the Irish BJJ community and the guys at BJJ cork for making us really welcome.