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Johnatha Alves Steps Up to Face Levi Jones-Leary

Aug 1, 2022

Unfortunately another competitor has been taken out of the upcoming IBJJF FloGrappling GP due to an injury.

Replacing Andy Murasaki is the star black belt and three-time IBJJF Pan champion Jonatha Alves of Art of Jiu-Jitsu. Alves and Levi have never faced off before.

Alves makes for an interesting replacement. He's a product of AOJ with world-class berimbolo skills and surgically-precise guard passing. Jones-Leary is known for his berimbolo but has been toying with baratoplatas and tarikoplatas from unusual and creative positions. Whereas Murasaki vs Jones-Leary was a clear case of style of style, this match is a lot harder to predict. One thing is for certain, the master strategist Gui Mendes will have concocted a clever gameplan for Jones-Leary.