Catch Wrestlng Lives: Josh Barnett Is 2009 No Gi Jiu Jitsu Champ

MMAMania.com has the story from this past weekend:

This weekend, Fedor Emelianenko garnered the attention of the MMA fans across America in his Strikeforce debut on network television.

Unbeknown to many, the man whom he was slated to fight in the heavyweight dream match that evaporated in the fateful few days in July also resurfaced in victorious fashion — albeit in a far more arcane corner of the MMA fandom.

Josh Barnett took the tournament gold in the ultra heavyweight/pessadisimo (over 215 pounds) division among the blackbelts at the World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2009 held at California State University in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 8. In the tournament final, Barnett bested Ralph Gracie pupil, Bruno Paulista.

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