Jackson Sousa Joins Pena, Jones, Spriggs & More at KASAI Pro 5

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) today confirms that Jackson Sousa will join Kaynan Duarte, Felipe Pena, Craig Jones, and Tim Spriggs at ‘KASAI Pro 5’ in the KASAI World Light-Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, April 6th at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. 

“We love the addition of Sousa to the tournament,” said KASAI President Rolles Gracie. “He has been at the top of the sport, and will add to the fireworks at this event.”

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 Jackson Sousa is a black belt under Rico Vieira, representing Checkmat Academy. He has cemented his status as one of the top athletes of his generation by claiming the following titles: IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, IBJJF Pan Am No-Gi Champion, IBJJF European Open Champion, and IBJJF World Champion (brown belt 2013). 

Jackson Sousa after taking home  Pan No-Gi Absolute title in 2017.

In addition to Jackson Sousa, Kaynan Duarte, Felipe Pena, Craig Jones, and Tim Spriggs competing in the eight-man World Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament at 205lbs, ‘KASAI Pro 5’ will also feature three superfights. The first match will be between Romulo Barral vs. Marcos Tinoco. Tickets for ‘KASAI Pro 5’ are on sale now via TICKETMASTER. 

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2019 IBJJF Masters Worlds Brackets & Schedule Released

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The Master 1 black belt divisions are always filled with talent at the IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 

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This Is No ADCC Warmup, Things Were Serious At Fight 2 Win 122

There's never a dull moment with Fight 2 Win these days. With ADCC coming up they have been on the grind bringing the most anticipated contenders to the stage, giving us a taste of what we are all anxiously waiting for come September.

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Eight of the best No-Gi grapplers in the world have been invited to compete for $40K. 

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BREAKING: IBJJF No-Gi Heavyweight Grand Prix Brackets Are LIVE

The 2019 IBJJF No-Gi Heavyweight Grand Prix has had its fair share of roster changes, but the event that lies awaits us on August 24 is certainly nothing less than spectacular. 

KASAI Pro 6: Live Updates & Results

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Latest ADCC Updates: Romulo Out At -99kg; Replacement Announced

Today marks yet another shakeup to the divisions at the 2019 ADCC Worlds as Romulo Barral pulls out of the -99kg division and to be replaced with 2015 ADCC Absolute Champion Claudio Calasans.

Big Names & Up-And-Comers: Who To Watch On The KASAI Undercard

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