Jhonathan Marques more commonly known as Moicano by his friends or Jhonathan Pessanha on the Flograppling archives made his way back to the U.S. this May from the 2018 Worlds.
Moicano won first place in his weight division after 4 tough fights and then went on to take 3rd in absolute after 3 fights. He faced off against Jansen Gomes, another Cantagalo native, in the finals. It was the 3rd time that the two have competed in international competitions, Jansen was victorious this time securing first place in absolute and third place in his own division.
Moicano will spend some time training in Costa Mesa with the Mendes brothers before returning to Terere Kid Project in Rio de Janeiro.