2017 Copa de Marianas Press Release

TAMUNING, GU: October 23, 2017 – FURY PROMOTIONS announces the 2017 Copa de Marianas Women’s Black Belt Division Official Weigh-Ins and Press Conference will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort in Tamuning, Guam. This event is open to the public.

The 2017 Copa de Marianas Inaugural Women’s Belt Division will showcase four of the top contenders from around the world, competing for the title and a combined cash prize of $4,000. The Women’s Black Belt Division consists of 10-minute matches with Double Elimination for Third Place. Competitors include:

  • Talita Alencar, Brazil – 2017 World Black Belt Champion
  • Kristina Barlaan, USA – 2016 European Open Champion – (Blackbelt from Caio Terra Team)
  • Emma Xiong, China – 2017 Brown Belt World Champion, 2015 Purple Belt World Champion (first Chinese female Black Belt; promoted after earning her title as Brown Belt World Champion)
  • Tassia Pimenta, Brazil– Gracie Barra Black Belt under Romulo Barral

Schedule of Events

8:00am – Competitor Check-In; Doors open
8:30am – Kids Division (matches begin promptly at 8:30am)
11:00am – Womens Black Belt Tournament begins

(Matches will follow in order below)

  1. Black Belt Division
  2. Brown Belt Division
  3. Purple Belt Division
  4. Blue Belt Division

The final day to register is October 23, 2017 at 11:59pm. Information on weight classes, registration / competitor information, and tournament rules can be found at MarianasOpen.com. CDM 2017 is Presented by 76/Circle K and Sponsored by: Bank of Guam, Aloha Maid, Fokai Industries, the Stations of KUAM, Paradise Fitness, Crust Pizzeria, Pacific Solar & Volotaics, Mat’kadot Engravers, THE WHITE HOUSE | Productions, Affiliated Lifestyles, Shut up & Fish, Strictly Tees, and Café’ Takoyaki Tama.

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