On November 8th, Josh Barnett defeated the Ralph Gracie pupil, Bruno Paulista, as part of the tournament finals at the World Jiu-Jitsu “No Gi” championship. The event took place at the California State University in Long Beach, California and it was Barnett who claimed victory in the ultra heavyweight division (over 215 lbs.).
From Josh Barnett immediately after his win:
“I’m the 2009 No-Gi BJJ World Champion. Thanks to all for the support and to my opponents as well. Catch Wrestling lives!”