[Updated Dec 12, 2018] Here is a list which we will update with the names of every person who qualifies for the next 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.
Recent ADCC events on FloGrappling:
- Oct 6, 2018: 1st ADCC European Trials – click to watch matches
- Nov 3, 2018: 1st ADCC North American Trials – click to watch matches
Take a look below at the confirmed names...
2017 champion: Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles
1st European Trials Winner: Zaur Akhmedov (Russia)
1st North American Trials Winner: Ethan Crelinsten (Canada)
2017 champion: JT Torres
1st European Trials Winner: Ross Nicholls (United Kingdom)
1st North American Trials Winner: Jon Satava (USA)
2017 champion: Gordon Ryan (will most likely go up in weight)
1st European Trials Winner: Adam Wardzinski (Poland)
1st North American Trials Winner: Alec Baulding (USA)
Invited: Ben Hodgkinson
2017 champion: Yuri Simoes
1st European Trials Winner: Perttu Tepponen (Finland)
1st North American Trials Winner: Tim Spriggs (USA)
2017 champion: Marcus Buchecha Almeida
1st European Trials Winner: Eldar Rafigaev (Moldova)
1st North American Trials Winner: Aaron "Tex" Johnson (USA)
2017 champion: Beatriz Mesquita
2017 champion: Gabi Garcia
Andre Galvao (defending champion) vs Felipe Pena (2017 absolute champion)