Black Belt Divisions at IBJJF 2019 Euros Swell with TEN World Champions


The deadline for registration has now passed and we can confirm the black belts signed up for the 2019 IBJJF European Championships

The list of entrants for the 2019 Euros can be seen here, and a few big names slid in over the final few days of registration. 

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Lucas Lepri waited until the last second to enter the lightweight division. The six-time World champion returns to the Europeans for the first time since 2012, when he closed out with Alliance teammate Michael Langhi. 

Three-time World and two-time Pan champ Otavio Sousa looks for his first European title, an accolade the Gracie Barra black belt has yet to achieve. He is signed up at middleweight, as is 2018 middleweight World champ Isaque Bahiense. 

Claudio Calasans, 2015 World champion, is looking for his fourth European gold medal to add to those he won in 2011, 2013 and 2014. He has signed up at medium-heavyweight, the same division as Atos teammate Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, who was World, Pan, Brazilian and European champion in 2018. 

Scroll down for a list of all IBJJF World champions registered for the 2019 IBJJF European Championships. Don't forget you can watch al of the action ONLY on 

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BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather

Paulo Miyao – 2016 World champion

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light

Lucas Lepri – 2007, 2014, 2015*, 2016, 2017, 2018 World champion 

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle

Isaque Bahiense – 2018 World champion 

Otavio Sousa – 2012, 2013, 2016* World champion 

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy

Claudio Calasans – 2015 World champion 

Lucas Barbosa – 2018* World champion 

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather

Ana Carolina Schmitt – 2017* World champion 

BLACK / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy

Luiza Monteiro – 2015, 2017 World champion

Claudia Doval – 2017, 2018 World champion

BLACK / Adult / Female / Heavy

Nathiely de Jesus – 2017, 2018 World champion

*closed out with teammate

EDIT: We missed Gustavo Batista on the list, as he closed out 2018 IBJJF Worlds with Lucas Barbosa. So there are actually eleven and not ten! 

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