Guy Neivens from the ADCC responds to Royler Gracie's letter. Guy reveals more of the proposed deal and details surrounding the apparent fallout.
Mentioning "veteran matches" that would help promote the sport such as: Renzo Gracie vs Mario Sperry and the Royler vs Eddie match as a natual fit.
BJJ fans, grappling fans - it looks like it has come down to money plain and simple. It's good to see that $25K can be raised for a veteran match in this sport and hope other opportunities persist for the veterans like Royler, Renzo, Mario and Eddie.
Royler Gracie reported to Caleb at the FightWorrksPodcast.com (also a contributor to BJJ Legends Magazine). That he'll be fighting Eddie Bravo, most likely, at the ADCC 2011 championships in September 23-24 in England. Royler commented that everything has been worked out however no contract had been signed. Until the contract is signed, if you follow these superfights, anything can happen.
The 2003 ADCC match of Royler vs. Eddie was a huge upset where Eddie won the fight as a huge underdog.
Here's an email Royler sent to FWP that is also posted on the site.
The worlds are off to a fantastic start. Hopefully most of you can see it streaming at Budovideo.com. However, tomorrow is a pay-for-viewing day. But if you need updates. Keep close to your computer and phone and catch out updates from the floor on Facebook, Twitter or here at BJJLegends.com
Now for the resutls. TEAM BJJ results and individual results are list.
Know this - the points and winners, seemed to chage after the Pans closed, we saw the rankings of the teams and points change. Keep a close eye. This is just the start Jiu-Jitsu Fans.
The World Pro with it's over $1 million in prize money, free travel to Abu Dhabi and competition that is world class has attracted, and rightly so, some excellent black belts from the sport of grappling, jiujitsu and mma.
It's worth a good look and the competition all will be facing and the fights that will be here in the coming days. This is or the No-Gi Championship held on April 8- 9 in Abu Dhabi.
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2011 Registered Fighters
The ADCC is world renown tournament of legend. This grappling tournament is now on it's 9th go-round and promotes the face that it will give out $206,600 in prize money. (Check out the prize breakdown below) Grappling legends, BJJ experts and champions come from around the globe to compete and are given entry via one of two ways. Compete in the regionals/country tournaments and earn a spot in your division or get invited.
The Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship results (via www.ibjjf.org) are starting to roll in and after one day Team Lloyd Irvin is leading both Adult and Female in points. Gracie Barra leads in Master and Senior. Results are subject to change.
There's much more to thr championship to come over the weekend. List of results continue.
2011 Pan Am BJJ Results
Novice: 1- BJJ Revolution Team - 41 pts 2- Nova União - 40 pts 3- Gracie Humaitá - 23 pts
Partial results: Adult:
1- Lloyd Irvin M.A. - 33 pts 2- Alliance - 25 pts 3- PSLPB Cicero Costa - 18 pts
Master and Senior: 1- Gracie Barra - 42 pts 2- Nova União - 35 pts 3- BJJ Revolution - 29 pts
With the San Diego Trials wrapping up this past weekend and the Japan trials on deck, then Brazil and the UK (Bahrain was cancelled) we get closer to the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship in the U.A.E. this coming April. Don't have your ticket, hop a flight and get yourself overseas to check out the action.
ATOS swept 3 of the 5 black belt weight divisions, with Guilherme Mendes delivering a win in the (-) 143lbs divsion, Andre Galvao (-) 183 lbs pulling a win as well.
This year the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, traditioally a Jiu-Jitsu/gi based event - added a No-Gi division. 390 Gi Competitors and 167 No-gi competitors fighting for the over $80K in cash and prizes at the trials. The entire series of tournaments across the world are billed as over $1 Million in cash and prizes. See Results following.
The last North American qulifier comes to San Diego on March 12th. Calling all grapplers, get qualified at this tournement to fight in the ADCC World event in September in England. Check out the video of the gold medal match between Rafeal Mendes and Cobrinha, ADCC worlds 2009 below.
Those confirmed for San Diego include:
Joel Tudor JT Torres Scott Einstein Epstein
Don't miss your chance to qualify.
Location: San Diego, California, March 12th 2011 Arena: National Guard Armory (7401 Mesa College Drive) Event homepage & info:www.adccna.com
San Diego, CA BJJ academy, University of Jiu Jitsu, with a 30 person team from white to brown belts won multiple divisions. University won multiple divisions at white and blue belt, blue belt absolute division and brown belt division (Giacomo Zanini ).
This was also the third tournament for the Kids program at competition, with most of the kids finishing with a podium spot and a couple of division titles. Very complete team win overall, with the University competitors beginning to mature in its fourth year of existence. Head instructors Saulo and Xande Ribeiro were present for coaching duties, along with Jake Mapes, Leo Santos, and Cadu Francis, the University’s resident black belt instructors.