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For the very first time FloGrappling subscribers in the USA, Canada, and Mexico will be able to watch BJJ Stars.
This event features some of the best talent from Brazil, and they've put together a phenomenal card of 15 matches. Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from the top three main matches.
Note: BJJ Stars on FloGrappling will be available to watch in USA, Canada, and Mexico only.
Joao Gabriel Rocha vs Kaynan Duarte
Rocha has entered the event as a replacement for Felipe Pena, who injured his foot. An ultra-heavyweight competitor, many consider Rocha second only to Buchecha in the ultra-heavyweight division. He's a World Pro champion, King of Mats champion, and a silver medalist at ADCC and the IBJJF Worlds.
Kaynan and Rocha fought twice before, and in the same day! They faced off the King of Mats in Moscow, with Kaynan winning the first match via guillotine and Rocha winning the second via points.
BJJ Stars are gi matches and held under IBJJF rules, so we can expect to see a style of play that both of these competitors are very familiar with.
The question is where this match goes – Kaynan appears more flexible in his approach, but Pena will likely have a clear gameplan in mind. Look for Kaynan’s impressive torreando passing, and Pena’s dangerous X-guard and back-takes.
Lucas Barbosa vs Leandro Lo
This is a rematch from the absolute final at the 2019 IBJJF Pan Championships. It’s worth paying attention whenever Leandro takes the stage, and “Hulk” has had some impressive results so far in 2020. Lo has been quietly preparing for action training alongside Buchecha and – bizarrely – Erberth Santos, who is an old friend of Barbosa.
“Hulk” has scored two big submission wins in the gi this year already, beating both Roberto Jimenez and Rafael Lovato Jr. by armbar. He suffered a loss in a no-gi match with Fellipe Andrew at 3CG Kumite IV this month, so expect him to come forward hard in this match with Lo.
Erberth Santos vs Patrick Gaudio
Training with Leandro Lo, Erberth looks in great shape. He’s suffered from issues with his focus and dedication in the past, and it appears the motivating effect of training with Lo has whipped him into shape.
This appears to be something of a grudge match– Gaudio and Santos have exchanged words online. Erberth calls himself a wolf while Gaudio considers himself a lion, and Santos has had a long-standing grudge with GF Team guys in general, even though Gaudio now reps Dream Art.
The only time they have fought at black belt was way back in 2016 at the Rio Winter Open, where Erberth tapped Gaudio with his signature kneebar attack. Erberth has won his last six straight matches via submission, possibly hinting at a return to form.
July 25 | Starts 6:00PM ET | Available to watch in USA, Canada and Mexico only
- Joao Gabriel Rocha vs Kaynan Duarte
- Leandro Lo vs Lucas Barbosa
- Patrick Gaudio vs Erberth Santos
- Claudio Calasans vs Isaque Bahiense
- Bianca Basilio vs Ana Rodrigues
- Leo Leite vs Gabriel Gonzaga
- Renata Marinho vs Sabatha Lais
- Sergio Moraes vs Luis Marques
- Gabriel Rollo vs Charles do Bronx
- Cleber Clandestino vs Meyram Maquine
- Charles Duende vs Gustavo Ximu
- Marcos Petcho vs Robinho
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Event Replay and Matches
Video footage from the event will be archived and stored in a video library for FloGrappling subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscription.
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