Spyder Returns With Event Feat. Jamil Hill, Craig Jones, Paulo Miyao & More

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The 2018 Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship Quarter Final features 16 world class competitors in a series of thrilling gi matches that true fans of jiu-jitsu will love.

Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship returns with an event that features 16 world class competitors in a series of thrilling gi matches that true fans of jiu-jitsu will love.

This “Quarter Final” event, their second jiu-jitsu event of 2018, brings together 16 incredible athletes to determine who will go through to their big end-of-year show. 


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Divided into only two weight categories– below 76kg (167lb) and above– the show follows on from the Qualifier event in February, where athletes such as Kaynan Duarte, Victor Hugo, Jonnatas Gracie, Hugo Marques and more battled under the bright lights. 

Now entering the mix are big names such as Paulo Miyao, Craig Jones, Tommy Langaker, Masahiro Iwasaki and AJ Agazarm. Also among the tournament competitors is Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, the 2018 IBJJF black belt featherweight champion. 

All matches will take place in the gi, use the standard BJJ scoring system and are seven minutes long. 

2018 Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship Quarter Final competitors

-76kg

Paulo Miyao (Unity) vs Matheus Gabriel (Checkmat BJJ)

AJ Agazarm (Gracie Barra) vs Insung Jang (Wire BJJ)

Shane Hill-Taylor (Team Lloyd Irvin) vs Johnatha Alves (Atos Jiujitsu)

Masahiro Iwasaki (Carpe Diem) vs Hugo Marques (Soul Fighters)

+76kg

Vinicius Ferreira (Alliance) vs Charles Negromonte (Roger Gracie)

Kaynan Duarte (Atos Jiujitsu) vs Matheus Godoy (Alliance)

Craig Jones (Absolute MMA) vs DJ Jackson (Team Lloyd Irvin)

Victor Hugo (Team Ribeiro) vs Tommy Langaker (Team Kimura)

How the Spyder stage looked during the 2017 season

Jami Hill will return to the Spyder stage following on from his successful performances in 2017 where he won the lightweight bracket. TLI teammate DJ Jackson appeared on a past Spyder event, beating UFC fighter Dong Hyun Kim in a no-gi superfight. 

Making their Spyder debuts are AJ Agazarm of Gracie Barra, leglock wizard Craig Jones and Japanese powerhouse Masahiro Iwasaki. 


All matches from the 2018 Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship Quarter Final will be uploaded to the FloGrappling archives shortly after completion of the event – check back for updates!

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