2020 JitzKing Middleweights

Tackett, Roberto, Rau, & More Set To Throw Down At JitzKing

Tackett, Roberto, Rau, & More Set To Throw Down At JitzKing

JitzKing has turned the corner from fledgling promotion to full-blown powerhouse – and they are looking to turn up your weekend.

Jun 9, 2020 by Chase Smith
Tackett, Roberto, Rau, & More Set To Throw Down At JitzKing
JitzKing has turned the corner from fledgling promotion to full-blown powerhouse – and they are looking to turn up your weekend with the absolutely insane middleweight bracket going down June 13, featuring 16 of the best no-gi grapplers on the planet.

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JitzKing has turned the corner from fledgling promotion to full-blown powerhouse – and they are looking to turn up your weekend with the absolutely insane middleweight bracket going down June 13, featuring 16 of the best no-gi grapplers on the planet.

Craig Jones even went as far as to say that the winner of this tournament should "easily" be considered among the top five in the world in their weight class; Gordon Ryan is also paying close attention to the proceedings and agrees that the tournament is going to be a thriller. 

Watch Jitzking June 13 LIVE On FloGrappling

Make the jump below to see the full bracket and list of superfights. 

WATCH: Gordon Ryan & Craig Jones Call Jitzking The Craziest Bracket Ever

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JitzKing Middleweight Bracket


Left Side

  • Jason Rau vs JB Bechtloff 
  • Pedro Marinho vs David Garmo
  • William Tackett vs Jay Jay Wilson 
  • Roberto Jimenez vs Yuri Villefort

Right Side

  • Valdir "BB Monster" Araujo vs Johnny Tama
  • John Combs vs Jake Watson
  • Alan Sanchez v Benji Silva
  • Gabriel Castro vs Oliver Taza 

We have a few incredible first-round matchups and things only get spicier as the tournament progresses.  

For example, we could very well see a Roberto Jimenez vs William Tackett quarter-final; Pedro Marinho vs David Garmo is guaranteed fireworks, and the same could also be said for the opening round matchup between Jake Watson and John Combs.  

Key figures in the bracket also include Jason Rau, Johnny Tama, and Oliver Taza, all of whom stand in a great position to take home the $5K.


Superfights:

Black Belts

Kody Steele vs Mauricio Gomez No-Gi

Emilio Hernandez vs Raphael Cadena Gi 

Brown Belts

Kevin Granados vs Matheus Machado Gi

Purple Belts

Corban Sainz vs Tony Torres No-Gi

Blue/Purple Belts

Andrew Tackett vs Caio Matias 

Orange Belts

Sofia Delgado vs Alana Delva No-Gi

Caleb Tackett vs Tristan Sainz NoGi 


The Rules

  • Qualifying Rounds* = 6 Minutes / 3 Minutes referee’s decision if there is a draw with no advantage.
  • Finals** = 6 Minutes / 3 Minutes referee’s decision if there is a draw with no advantage.
  • If there is a draw with no advantages, there will be a maximum of 2 Golden Score Over Time rounds. If there is still a draw after 2 OT rounds, the match will be decided by the Referee. The Golden Score Round is 2 minutes long and decided when either contestant scores a submission, a point or an advantage.
    *On the Qualifying Rounds (6 min), the first 3 minutes are without points. The points are starting after the first 3 minutes until the end of the fight.

    **On the Finals (8 min), the first 4 minutes are without positive points, but negative points start from the beginning of the fight until the end. The positive points are starting after the first 4 minutes until the end of the fight.

Upcoming Live Events on FloGrappling 

Fight to Win 143 | June 13

Featuring Victor Hugo vs Fellipe Andrew, Nathiely de Jesus vs Ana Carolina Vieira and Kendall Reusing vs Elisabeth Clay. 

Fight to Win 144 | Jun 19

Featuring Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Talita Alencar vs Nathalie Ribeiro and Edwin Najmi vs Jonatas Gracie. 

Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE II | Jun 20

Featuring an 8-man +180lbs tournament, with Fellipe Andrew, Tanner Rice, Ricardo Evangelista, Victor Hugo and more. 

Fight to Win 145 | Jun 26

Featuring Garry Tonon vs Marcio Andre, and the return of an IBJJF Hall of Famer and ADCC legend– more details coming soon!

Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE III | Jun 27

3CG will run an 180lbs and under 8-man grand prix. Confirmed names include Dante Leon, Johnny Tama, John Combs, Tye Ruotolo, Kody Steele, Vagner Rocha, Pierre Oliviere LeClurc and Roberto Jimenez.