KASAI Pro 6 To Feature 135lb Tournament: Miyao, Geo, Calestine Confirmed

KASAI Pro 6 will feature its first World Bantamweight (135lb) Championship Tournament, as well as numerous compelling superfight matchups which will be announced shortly.

So far, five fighters have been signed to compete in the KASAI World Bantamweight Championship Tournament, they include:

  • Geo Martinez
  • Joao Miyao
  • Jon Calestine
  • Ethan Crelinsten
  • Ashley Williams

“The best Bantamweights in the world will be competing in this tournament,” said KASAI CEO Rich Byrne. “The names we have lined up and will announce soon are truly special. Get ready for the ‘grappling event of the summer!’.”

The eighth spot “Golden Ticket” for the World Bantamweight Championship Tournament will belong to a competitor that passed through KASAI’s new qualifier process. 

There will be four separate qualifier tournaments at different locations throughout the nation. Texas, California, New York, and Florida. The winners of each region will win all-expenses paid travel to compete in semi-final and final matches on the big stage at ‘KASAI Super Series Orlando’ on Thursday July 4th

June 8th: Austin, Texas – Cooper MMA – 2pm – click for info

June 9th: Solana Beach, California – Studio 540 – 2pm – click for info

June 15th: NYC – Renzo Gracie Fight Academy – 2pm – click for info

June 16th: Orlando, Florida – Fabin Rosa BJJ Academy 12pm – click for info

Watch KASAI Pro 6 LIVE or On Demand ONLY on FloGrappling. Tickets go on sale for the live event soon.

Kennedy Maciel vs Marcio Andre Headlines Fight 2 Win 118

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Fight 2 Win is back to their usual format this Saturday, July 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a men’s 160lb black belt gi main event between Kennedy Maciel (Alliance) and Marcio Andre (Gustavo Dantes).

Why A Grappling Match Between Yuri Simoes And Kyle Snyder Is A Great Idea

Two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes made a great suggestion last week, offering one of the politest call-outs we've seen in a long time. The Brazilian called for a grappling match between himself and Kyle Snyder, the Olympic gold medalist and World champion freestyle wrestler and one of the mightiest American wrestlers to step onto the mats. 

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DeBlass Takes KASAI Pro Superfight In Front Of New Jersey Home Town Crowd

KASAI announced today that Tom DeBlass will face Andrew Tevay at KASAI Pro 6 on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

5 Submissions, No Points Conceded: ADCC Trials Winner Meraz Avdoyan

Back in April German grappler Meraz Avdoyan won all of his matches at the ADCC 2nd European Trials by submission– and without giving up a single point. 

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10th Planet Go 4-1 Versus All-Star Team at SUBVERSIV

10th Planet defended their SUBVERSIV Pro Team title 4-1 against the Red Bowie All Stars, with Geo Martinez taking a big win over Joao Miyao in the most intriguing match. 

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Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu vs Wrestling & 2 Rear Naked Strangles in MMA

Start your week off right with the Grappling Bulletin. 

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Sunday Study: Lepri, Arges, & Liera - 3 Ways to Sweep from DLR to X-Guard

Without question, the De la Riva (DLR) guard is one of the most versatile positions in the game. 

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SUBVERSIV Back With EBI Rules 5-on-5 Team Battle: 10th Planet vs All Stars

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Two teams will face off this Saturday, July 13 in Los Angeles, California when SUBVERSIV– a Fight 2 Win production– delivers their second card. The reigning SUBVERSIV Pro Team champs, 10th Planet, are bringing five of their top competitors to meet the Red Bowie team, a conglomerate of the company’s five most successful, sponsored athletes.

Kaynan Duarte and Yuri Simoes To Face Off For First Time At KASAI Pro 6

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KASAI have announced that Kaynan Duarte will face Yuri Simoes in the main event at 'KASAI Pro 6’ on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

Matheus Diniz and Josh Hinger To Roll It Back At KASAI Pro 6

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships announced that Matheus Diniz will face Josh Hinger at KASAI Pro 6 on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.