Every Name Invited/Qualified For ADCC 2019 World Championship (Updated)

[Updated July 10, 2019] Here is a list of every person who qualified for or has been invited to the ADCC World Championships, to be held in Los Angeles in September 2019. 

There are three ways to compete at the ADCC World Championships; returning champions automatically qualify to return, you either win one of the continental qualifying events (held in various locations around the world) or you receive an invitation. 

ADCC World Championships men's divisions feature 16 competitors, with eight qualified athletes, seven invitations and the return of the defending ADCC champion. Women's divisions feature eight competitors, with four qualified athletes, the defending champion and three invitations. 

To be invited to ADCC is a great honor reserved for only elite grapplers, and so most athletes will need to fight their way onto the event. 

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Take a look below at the confirmed names...


Men -66kg

2017 champion: Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles

1st European Trials Winner: Zaur Akhmedov (RUS)

1st North American Trials Winner: Ethan Crelinsten (CAN)

South American Trials Winner: Ruan Alvarenga (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: Thomas Halpin (IRE) 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: Kenta Iwamoto (JPN)

Invited: Geo Martinez

Invited: AJ Agazarm 

Invited: Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes

Invited: Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor  

Invited: Paulo Miyao

Invited: Gianni Grippo 

Invited: Pablo Mantovani 

Invited: Michael Musumeci 

Invited: Keith Krikorian

Invited: Bruno Frazatto 

Men -77kg

2017 champion: JT Torres

1st European Trials Winner: Ross Nicholls ( GBR)

1st North American Trials Winner: Jon Satava (USA)

2nd North American Trials Winner: Nicky Ryan (USA) – moves up from 66kg 

2nd North American Trials Winner: John Combs (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Servio Tulio (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: Mateusz Gamrot (POL)

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: Lachlan Giles (AUS)

Invited: Vagner Rocha

Invited: Dillon Danis

Invited: Oliver Taza

Invited: Edwin Najmi

Invited: Renato Canuto

Invited: Lucas Lepri

Invited: Celso Vinicius

Invited: DJ Jackson 

Men -88kg

1st European Trials Winner: Adam Wardzinski (POL)

1st North American Trials Winner: Alec Baulding (USA)

2nd North American Trials Winner: Josh Hinger (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Gabriel Almeida (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: Ben Dyson (GBR) 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: Keller Locke-Sodhi (AUS)

Invited: Craig Jones 

Invited: Rustam Chsiev

Invited: Mike Perez

Invited: Kit Dale

Invited: Keenan Cornelius 

Invited: Murilo Santana 

Invited: Gabriel Arges

Invited: Gilbert Burns

Invited: Matheus Diniz 

Invited: Jon Blank 

Men -99kg

1st European Trials Winner: Perttu Tepponen (FIN)

1st North American Trials Winner: Tim Spriggs (USA)

2nd North American Trials Winner: Mason Fowler (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Paulo Jose Barauna (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: Mraz Avdoyan (GER) 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: Jacob Malkoun (AUS)

2017 88kg champion: Gordon Ryan (moves up to -99kg)

Invited: Ben Hodgkinson

Invited: Vinny Magalhaes

Invited: Patrick Gaudio

Invited: Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa 

Invited: Luiz Panza

Invited: Jackson Sousa 

Invited: Romulo Barral

Invited: Paul Ardila 

One more invite TBD 

Men +99kg

2017 champion: Marcus Buchecha Almeida 

1st European Trials Winner: Eldar Rafigaev (Moldova)

1st North American Trials Winner: Aaron "Tex" Johnson (USA)

2nd North American Trials Winner: Nick Rodriguez (USA)

South American Trials Winner: Antonio Braga Neto (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: Mateusz Juskowiak (POL) 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: Denis Roberts (AUS)

2017 champion: Yuri Simoes (moves up to +99kg)

Invited: Orlando Sanchez

Invited: Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu

Invited: Jared Dopp

Invited: Joao Gabriel Rocha

Invited: Kaynan Duarte

Invited: Antonio Carlos Jr

Invited: Victor Hugo

Invited: Mahamed Aly

Women -60kg

2017 champion: Beatriz Mesquita 

North American Trials Winner: Jena Bishop (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Franciele Nascimento (BRA)

European Trials Winner: Livia Giles (POL)

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: Rikako Yuasa (JPN)

Invited: Bianca Basilio

Invited: Elvira Karppinen

Invited: Ffion Davies 

Women +60kg

2017 champion: Gabi Garcia 

North American Trials Winner: Amanda Leve (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Carina Santi (BRA)

European Trials Winner: Stephanie Egger (SUI)  

Invited: Jessica Flowers 

Invited: Tayane Porfirio

Invited: Nathiely de Jesus

Invited: Ana Carolina Vieira 

Superfight

Andre Galvao (defending champion) vs Felipe Pena (2017 absolute champion) 

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