Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

Spyder is coming out guns blazing with its opening event of 2018.

Dec 22, 2017 by Chase Smith
Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

Spyder, the Korean jiu-jitsu promotion that’s been making waves in the Asian professional jiu-jitsu scene, is coming out guns blazing with its opening event of 2018.

The Spyder Invitational qualifying event goes down Feb. 11 at the Olympic Hall in Seoul, South Korea, and will consist of two brackets: -76kg and +76kg. They are filled with some of the best up-and-coming talent from both Korea and around the world, including Hugo Marques, Jonnatas Gracie, Kaynan Duarte, and more! 

-76kg

  • Sanghyun Lee vs. Hugo Marques

  • Junyong Cho vs. Jonnatas Gracie

  • Insung Jang vs. Edson Oliveira

  • Andy Murasaki vs. Johnatha Alves

+76kg

  • Donghwa Choi vs. Victor Hugo
  • 
Gunwoo Kim vs. Fernando Reis

  • Kaynan Duarte vs. Erich Munis

  • Sanghyun Lee vs. Du Yunlai


It's a single-elimination event, and the winner takes home $6,000. But those who place second and third won’t leave empty handed: first through third all qualify for the quarterfinal event that’s scheduled for July 21, 2018.  



There the qualifiers will meet the reigning champions and invitees:
-76kg

  • Shane Jamil Hill- Taylor (2017 Champ) vs. Qualifier
  • Wanki Chae (2017 Champ) vs. Qualifier
  • Joao Miyao vs. Qualifier
  • Invitee vs. Invitee

+ 76kg

  • Matheus Godoy (2017 Champ) vs. Qualifier
  • Rudson Mateus vs. Qualifier
  • Keenan Cornelius vs. Qualifier
  • invitee vs. Invitee



The cash prizes increase from $6,000 to $8,000 in the quarterfinals, and the winners will move on to the final event that is set to take place in November 2018.


Check out some of our favorite matches from Spyder’s previous events below.  


Shane Jamil-Hill Taylor vs. Kyungsub Lee

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DJ Jackson vs. Donghyun 'Stun Gun' Kim

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Matheus Godoy vs. Yeonjong Yoo

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