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BJJ Bet II Official Weigh-In Results

BJJ Bet II Official Weigh-In Results

BJJ Bet II will feature a no-gi middleweight tournament at 88kg, with Leandro Lo, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Mica Galvao and even Rousimar Palhares.

Aug 1, 2021 by Hywel Teague

The weigh-ins for the BJJ Bet middleweight no-gi tournament took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with all eight competitors making weight. 

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You can watch the full weigh-in video at the bottom of this article. Scroll down for the competitors' weights and to find out who were the lightest and heaviest grapplers. 

Left to right: Leandro Lo, Rousimar Palhares, Lucas Barbosa and Micael Galvao. 

BJJ Bet Middleweight No-Gi Tournament

The tournament will feature a unique ruleset that features both points and overtime periods. Matches will be eight minutes long and feature standard point-scoring much like IBJJF-rules contests, but with no advantages. In the case of a draw, there will be a three-minute overtime round, and a judges decision if this extra period ends in a draw. Heel hooks are permitted. 

One of the most anticipated aspects of this event is the return of Leandro Lo to no-gi competition. His last no-gi match was in September 2021 at the ADCC World Championships. 

“It’s been a long time since I competed no-gi," said Lo. "I think now I’ll start competing more no-gi, I don’t know, depending on this, we’ll see if ti goes well. I’m excited, I trained a lot, studied a lot of no-gi.” 


IBJJF World champions Nicholas Meregali, Matheus Gabriel and Tayane Porfirio all feature in main card superfights. Meregali, who weighed in at 99kg, will face the last-minute replacement Rider Zuchi (97.6kg) after Felipe Pena pulled out with a torn pectoral muscle. 

This is the first time Matheus Gabriel has competed in Brazil since he was a blue belt. A black belt world champion, the last time Gabriel competed in a jiu-jitsu event in his home country was way back in 2015. Gabriel faces off with Luan Carvalho in a gi match. 

Tayane Porfirio was suspended by USADA for a doping violation relating to the 2018 IBJJF World Championships and is ineligible to compete in IBJJF tournaments until 2022. Over the last year she has lost approximately 50lb, dropping from +140kg (over 310lb) to 113kg (249lb). She faces Gabi Pessanha (84.1kg) in a gi match. 

BJJ Bet II  


  • Caio BBG vs Pedro Machado 
  • Duda Tozoni vs Jessica Carolina 
  • Leo Lara vs Jorge Michelan

No-Gi GP opening round 

  • Leandro Lo vs Rafael Paganini 
  • Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares vs William Tackett 
  • Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa vs Servio Tulio
  • Micael Galvao vs Mauricio Oliveira


  • Matheus Onda vs Samuel Nagai 
  • Meyram Maquine vs Murilo Amaral


  • Matheus Gabriel vs Luan Carvalho 
  • Gabi Pessanha vs Tayane Porfirio 
  • Nicholas Meregal vs Rider Zuchi