picture of 2017 KASAI Pro

Completed Dec 9, 2017
 

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) has secured a scintillating main-event matchup for its upcoming event 'KASAI Pro', pitting two decorated ADCC winners against one-another as 88kg (194lbs) champion and heel hook savant Gordon Ryan, meets 99kg (218lbs) champion and armbar specialist Yuri Simoes.

  1. The Biggest Winners And Losers From KASAI Pro

    The Biggest Winners And Losers From KASAI Pro

    Dec 11, 2017

    KASAI Pro's inaugural event was filled with unexpected twists and turns that only a round-robin event can provide. Here's the skinny on who came out on top and who went home with things to work on. 

  2. Renato Canuto Beats Black Belt Elite To Win KASAI Pro

    Renato Canuto Beats Black Belt Elite To Win KASAI Pro

    Dec 10, 2017

    An unexpected turn of events at the inaugural KASAI Pro Lightweight Championship saw Brazilian firecracker Renato Canuto emerge as the winner in a stacked 8-man pack that featured standout talent including Garry Tonon, Mansher Khera and Gianni Grippo. 

  3. Gordon Ryan Decisively Finishes Yuri Simoes At KASAI Pro

    Gordon Ryan Decisively Finishes Yuri Simoes At KASAI Pro

    Dec 10, 2017

    Gordon Ryan decisively submitted Yuri Simoes in the main event of KASAI Pro tonight. 

  4. Crucial Strategic Error Costs Craig Jones vs Murilo Santana

    Crucial Strategic Error Costs Craig Jones vs Murilo Santana

    Dec 10, 2017

    A lapse in concentration cost Craig Jones victory in his superfight versus Murilo Santana on KASAI Pro.

  5. KASAI Pro: Analysis Of The 8-Man Round Robin

    KASAI Pro: Analysis Of The 8-Man Round Robin

    Dec 8, 2017

    KASAI Pro is a new grappling tournament that promises an innovative approach to the traditional no-gi scene. 

  6. Who Is The Australian Badass I Keep Seeing, Craig Jones?

    Who Is The Australian Badass I Keep Seeing, Craig Jones?

    Dec 7, 2017

    Sometimes when top competitors don’t live in the big jiu-jitsu areas such as Rio, Southern California, or New York, they don’t get easy access to the spotlight. But if you submit potentially the best competitor of the time, on the biggest stage of the year, you’re propelled to the limelight almost instantly. 

  7. See The KASAI Pro Lightweight Championship Groups

    See The KASAI Pro Lightweight Championship Groups

    Dec 6, 2017

    KASAI Pro has officially drawn group assignments for its lightweight championship on Saturday, Dec. 9, in New York. Check out where all eight competitors landed and who they'll be fighting to advance within the tournament.

  8. KASAI Pro: Can Murilo Santana Get Revenge On Craig Jones?

    KASAI Pro: Can Murilo Santana Get Revenge On Craig Jones?

    Dec 6, 2017

    When Craig Jones tapped out Leandro Lo with a rear-naked choke at the 2017 ADCC World Championships in Finland on Sept. 23, he was just another up-and-comer out of Australia. 

  9. Motivated Yuri Simoes Eager For Victory Over Gordon Ryan

    Motivated Yuri Simoes Eager For Victory Over Gordon Ryan

    Dec 5, 2017

    KASAI Pro will put two ADCC 2017 champions face-to-face in its main event this Saturday in New York. Yuri Simoes, ADCC champ at 88kg in 2015 and 99kg in 2017, will face the brash, young upstart Gordon Ryan, the 2017 88kg champ and absolute silver medalist. 

  10. Weekend Recap: Gordon Ryan Almost Gets His Arm Snapped

    Weekend Recap: Gordon Ryan Almost Gets His Arm Snapped

    Dec 4, 2017

    Gordon Ryan survives a nasty armbar for another epic win, Erberth Santos wins a motorbike, and Jake Shields aims for AJ Agazarm's head…  just another weekend in jiu-jitsu.