Athlete featured - Leandro Lo wearing the Kingz Camo Rashguard.
Officially the Jiu Jitsu Season ended with the completion of the IBJJF World Championships, fortunately over the summer there are a huge amount of BJJ events taking place to get your Grappling fix. Here at Fighters Market Europe we will look forward to 5 huge events over the summer months.
September 28 - 29
Starting with the biggest event of the summer and one of the biggest events in most athletes competition calendar, the ADCC. The ADCC takes place this year in sunny Los Angeles with it being one of the most intriguing events in a long time with multiple storylines coming into the event, Will Gordon Ryan win the absolutes? Keenan vs Atos JJ in the u88kg division, and the Superfight between Andre Galvao and Felipe Pena, which may very well be the last time we see Galvao compete. We cannot wait for the event !
British promotion Figure 4 Promotions returns with its usual mix of up and coming talent and world class match ups. The Promoters behind Grapplefest have hit another home run with their main events, as we see the promotional debut of the Miyao Brothers, who are obviously preparing for the ADCC which take place at the end of the month. Grapplefest 6 also sees the debut of Japanese MMA legend Imanari. Throughout the card there are some intriguing british match ups taking place such as Ash Amos taking on Progress JJ’s Kam Atakuru a catch wrestling specialist out of ASW Manchester.
IBJJF World Masters/IBJJF NoGi Heavyweight Grand Prix
August 21, 22, 23 and 24th
The Premier Masters event takes place in Las Vegas, the IBJJF World Masters which always has some huge names taking part, such as Josh Hinger, newly crowned Bellator Champion Lovato Jr and Saulo Riberio previous winners. If that isn’t good enough, during the week, the IBJJF are hosting a NoGi tournament with 8 of the best competitors in the world. Yuri Simoes, Gordon Ryan, Marcus Almeida, Joao Gabriel Rocha, Lucas Barbosa, Patrick Gaudio, Mahamed Aly and Leandro Lo.
Kasai Pro 6
New York based promotion Kasai Pro, returns in the summer to host its 6th event, Kasai will feature its first Bantamweight World Title tournament along with its usual superfight offerings. Currently there are 5 athletes who have signed to fight for the Kasai Bantamweight title, Geo Martinez, Joao Miyao, Jon Calestine, Ethan Crelinsten and Ashley Williams, and if that list is anything to go by, then we are in for an explosive event.
Last but not least is the Fight 2 Win events run in America, the sheer number of events means the grappling community wont be without a big event from fight 2 win any month of the year. Not only do they have a world class main event but you will sometimes see a Judo match take place on the fight 2 win stage. One event which stands out is the fight 2 win event taking place in San Diego, a hot bed of BJJ, where athletes such as Kingz athlete Ronaldo Junior and Progress JJ's Kaynan Duarte will be showcasing their talents.