This fight is between the last ADCC's super-fight champion Ronaldo Souza vs the last ADCC's absolute champion Braulio Estima. Braulio is considered the local favorite having his ties to England, but Jacare has come off his recent loss to Luke Rockhold in Strikeforce.
After a bit of play back and forth, and Estima atempt at an arm drag to single leg which got Jacare on his back and from which he recovered back to his feet. Looked like Jacare was saving his energy for the long game while Braulio is keeping active. BE into the butterfly guard, with now Jacare trying to pass, Estima tries a footlack and Jacare escapes.
It's time for the ADCC 2011 in England on September 24th and 25th.
Here's the complete list of competitors
and we'll be providing coverage over the weekend.
-65.9kg Rafael Mendes Greger Forsel Marko Ramos David Marinakis Tetsu Hadairo Jeff Glover Bruno Frazzato Timo-juhani Hirvikangas Ryan Hall Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles Rani Yahya Baret Yoshida Robson Moura Denny Prokopos Tom Barlow
Mendes, Hall, and Corinha take the Mat at the ADCC
ADCC are off to a great start with the 66KG weight class.
In an uneventful match, Justin Radar won over Timo-Juhani Hiryikangas.
Rafael Mendes and Bruno Frazatto faced each other on the mat. Off the mat as training partners they proved just as good for a match up. Inevitably the 50/50 appeared with rampant footlocks, Mendes comes out on top with back control in points.
A tournament that comes around every two years, the ADCC Submission Grappling tournament is a event that features some of the best grapplers around, all fighting for one prize of being recognized as the best grappler in the world. With an all star roster already lined up to compete this year, the event promises to be one to remember. Amongst the group of competitors is an individual that will be making his debut in the under 65k featherweight division.
Hailing from Plymouth in the South West part of Britain is overseas sensation Tom Barlow who is a brown belt under Braulio Estima. Barlow began his BJJ journey in 2006. He was inspired to pursue the art after seeing the Legendary Royce Gracie dominate his opponents back in the early UFC days. <~Read more~>
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.
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
He was known as just Roberto Abreu back in early 2000. A tough blue belt that loved to compete and hungry to be a world class BJJ black belt. Just four short months after having been in a horrific car accident that was to leave him with having to give up the sport he loved he went on to take 2nd in the Brazilian Nationals. That’s when it all changed.
Roberto already knew, and now everyone else does too, that he was still on a path to accomplish his jiu-jitsu goals. But how could he. How could Roberto from the Brazilian country side make such a quick come back? How could he make a come back at all? It wasn’t normal. It’s like he’s some kind of a machine or mythological figure. A BJJ player of his size with the quickness of a feather weight, the technical ability of someone raised in Rio and playing on the mats from infancy, and the power and pressure of a super super heavy weight. "Cyborg" could be an understatement.
Thanks to Haim Gozali, ADCC is alive and well in Israel. An original SUPER Grappling Fight featuring Jeff Gloverwas supposed to happen, however Jeff got tapped out by snow in the airport in the US and was prevented from participating.
The ADCC had Over 130 competitors with a super fight Rory Spiegel (USA) replace Jeff Glover after Glover stuck in NYC
The list of the winners is shown below.... and link to photos.