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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.

2017 KASAI Pro

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2017 KASAI Pro Lightweight Invitational - Full Broadcast

Dec 13, 2017

Eeight of the best 155lb jiu-jitsu athletes on the planet will battle for the KASAI Pro World Lightweight Championship in Brooklyn, New York. The entrants have been sorted into two groups of four, and the top competitor from Group A will meet the top competitor from Group B in the final for the belt and $8,000!


Gordon Ryan vs Yuri Simoes

Craig Jones vs Murilo Santana 

KASAI Pro Lightweight Champion 

8-man round-robin no-gi tournament 

• AJ Agazarm 

• Renato Canuto 

• Enrico Cocco 

• Gianni Grippo 

• Mansher Khera 

• Edwin "Junny" Ocasio

• Garry Tonon

• Celso Vinicius 


Gi, 145lb, Black Belt

Raquel Pa’aluhi Canuto vs Caitlin Huggins

No-Gi, 175lbs, Black Belt

Lincoln Pereira (Renzo Gracie) vs. Leonardo Delgado (Soul Fighters) 

No-Gi, 155lbs, Black Belt

Nick Ronan (Serra BJJ) vs. Mike D’avila (Marcelo Garcia) 

No-Gi, Black Belt

Jared Weiner (BJJ United) vs. Mike Medrano (All Star BJJ) 

Gi, 155lbs, Brown Belt

Cameron Florczak (OAMA/Renzo Gracie) vs. Alvaro Tautiva (Vitor Shaolin BJJ) 

No-Gi, 185lbs, Brown Belt

John Potts (Monster MMA) vs. Steven Kasten (10th Planet Long Island) 

Gi, 155lbs, Purple Belt

Jobany Rosario (Clockwork) vs. Rickson Pimentel (Essential) 

Gi, 155lbs, Purple Belt

Jeson Rosario (Bronx Jiu-Jitsu) vs. Sean Yadimarco (Savarese BJJ)