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

[Updated Mar 2, 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. 

Recent ADCC events on FloGrappling:

Upcoming ADCC Trials events on FloGrappling

Take a look below at the confirmed names...


Men -66kg

2017 champion: Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles

1st European Trials Winner: Zaur Akhmedov (Russia)

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

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

Invited: Geo Martinez

Invited: AJ Agazarm 

Invited: Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes

Invited: Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor  

Invited: Paulo Miyao

Men -77kg

2017 champion: JT Torres

1st European Trials Winner: Ross Nicholls (United Kingdom)

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

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

Invited: Vagner Rocha

Invited: Dillon Danis

Invited: Oliver Taza

Invited: Edwin Najmi

Invited: Renato Canuto

Invited: Lucas Lepri

Men -88kg

1st European Trials Winner: Adam Wardzinski (Poland)

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

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

Invited: Xande Ribeiro

Invited: Kit Dale

Invited: Rustam Chsiev

Invited: Craig Jones 

Invited: Keenan Cornelius 

Invited: Murilo Santana 

Invited: Mike Perez

Men -99kg

2017 champion: Yuri Simoes 

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

1st European Trials Winner: Perttu Tepponen (Finland)

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

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

Invited: Ben Hodgkinson

Invited: Mahamed Aly

Invited: Patrick Gaudio

Invited: Vinny Magalhaes

Invited: Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa 

Invited: Rafael Lovato. Jr.

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)

Invited: Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu

Invited: Jared Dopp

Invited: Kaynan Duarte

Invited: Joao Gabriel Rocha 

Invited: Orlando Sanchez

Women -60kg

2017 champion: Beatriz Mesquita 

North American Trials Winner: Jena Bishop (USA) 

Invited: Elvira Karppinen

Invite: Bianca Basilio

Women +60kg

2017 champion: Gabi Garcia 

North American Trials Winner: Amanda Leve (USA) 

Invited: Jessica Flowers 

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