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.
Lepri at the IBJJF 2018 World championships
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 FloGrappling.com.
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!