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

[Updated April 17, 2019] Here is a list which we will update with the names of every person who qualifies for or is 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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Upcoming ADCC Trials events on FloGrappling

Watch the ADCC European Trials on April 2019

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)

2nd North American Trials Winner: Nicky Ryan (USA)

South American Trials Winner: Ruan Alvarenga (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: TBD 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

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 

1 more invite TBA

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: John Combs (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Servio Tulio (BRA)

2nd European Trials Winner: TBD 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

Invited: Vagner Rocha

Invited: Dillon Danis

Invited: Oliver Taza

Invited: Edwin Najmi

Invited: Renato Canuto

Invited: Lucas Lepri

Invited: Celso Vinicius

Invited: Garry Tonon

1 more invite TBA

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: TBD 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

Invited: Xande Ribeiro

Invited: Kit Dale

Invited: Rustam Chsiev

Invited: Craig Jones 

Invited: Keenan Cornelius 

Invited: Murilo Santana 

Invited: Mike Perez

Invited: Gabriel Arges

Invited: Leandro Lo

1 more invite TBA

Men -99kg

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

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

Invited: Ben Hodgkinson

Invited: Patrick Gaudio

Invited: Vinny Magalhaes

Invited: Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa 

Invited: Rafael Lovato. Jr.

Invited: Romulo Barral 

Invited: Jackson Sousa 

Invited: Luiz Panza 

1 more invite TBA

Men +99kg

2017 champion: Marcus Buchecha Almeida 

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

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: TBD 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

Invited: Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu

Invited: Jared Dopp

Invited: Kaynan Duarte

Invited: Joao Gabriel Rocha 

Invited: Orlando Sanchez

Invited: Antonio Carlos Jr

2 more invites TBA

Women -60kg

2017 champion: Beatriz Mesquita 

North American Trials Winner: Jena Bishop (USA) 

South American Trials Winner: Franciele Nascimento (BRA)

European Trials Winner: TBD 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

Invited: Elvira Karppinen

Invited: Bianca Basilio

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: TBD 

Asia-Oceania Trials Winner: TBD

Invited: Jessica Flowers 

2 more invites TBA

Superfight

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