10th Planet Submission Wizard Jeremiah Vance Steps Up To Face Matheus Lutes

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KASAI has confirmed that Jeremiah Vance will replace an injured PJ Barch to face Matheus Lutes at KASAI Pro 4 on Saturday, November 10 at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. 

Fighting out of Santa Barbara, CA, Jeremiah Vance is a black belt under the legendary 10th Planet Master Eddie Bravo. 

Specializing in the rubber guard, the creative submission specialist recently won submission of the year for Fight 2 Win. 

"We are very excited to have Vance join the KASAI roster," said KASAI CEO Rich Byrne. "His match with Lutes should be action packed." 


KASAI Pro 4 will feature a number of superfights. An aggressive Vagner Rocha will attempt to best the two-time KASAI World Champion Renato Canuto, and KASAI World Middleweight Champion Matheus Diniz will do battle with the ‘King’ Gordon Ryan.

KASAI Pro 4 will feature an eight-man no-gi World Featherweight Championship Tournament at 145lbs (65.77kg). The tournament competitors include: 

  • Augusto Mendes
  • Ethan Crelinsten
  • Geo Martinez
  • Gianni Grippo
  • Paulo Miyao
  • Jon Calestine
  • Kim Terra
  • Bruno Frazatto 

KASAI Pro 4 can be streamed live exclusively on FloGrappling.

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