Pan 2011: best lightweight of all times?

Lucas Lepri (pictured, in photo by Luca Atalla) is one of the favorites to win gold at the 2011 Pan.

The one who wins the IBJJF Pan can, throughout an entire year, metaphorically pound his chest and claim he’s the best Jiu-Jitsu fighter in the Americas.

And the winner of the lightweight division at this year’s Pan may be able to gloat about even more. That’s so because pretty much all the best in the world will be there, as you can see in the official list from the IBJJF below. Plus, as GRACIEMAG.com has ascertained, a a burly surprise could show up at the last minute. . .

Among those guaranteed to be there: Lucas Lepri, Augusto Tanquinho, JT, Davi Ramos, Sandro Batata, Rodrigo Freitas, Zak Maxwell. Get the picture?

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Adult black belt lightweights

Edson Pereira (Alliance)

Lucas A. Lepri (Alliance)

Davi Ramos (Atos)

Rodrigo Caporal (Atos)

Francisco Tavares (Combative Martial Arts)

Rodrigo Freitas (Gracie Barra América)

Zak Maxwell (Gracie Humaitá)

Jonathan Torres (Lloyd Irvin)

Evan Michael (Lotus Club)

Leandro Nascimento (Manimal)

Alexandre Henrique (Ryan)

Sandro Santiago (Sandro Batata)

Julio Armando (Sandro Batata)

Augusto Mendes (Soul Fighters)

What do you think of the list so far? Who’s going to take it? Opine below!

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9 Responses to “Pan 2011: best lightweight of all times?”

  1. antione green-gibson says:

    Marcos”YEMASO” torregrosa capital city bjj

  2. shermbjj says:

    langhi not competing or jumping weightclasses?

  3. BjjFights says:

    Durinho moved up and no Langhi…not sure if it can be the greatest without these two. But everyone else is in…
    Lepri, JT, Zak, and Tanquinho..are my favorites to win.. Zak being the darkhorse.

  4. SAndra says:

    I believe in Rodrigo Simoes!!!

  5. theD0n says:

    YEMASO!

  6. Rafael says:

    Tanquinho vai leva!!!!!!!
    bora Tanque!!!!
    osssssssssssssssssa

  7. brock says:

    BATATA!!

  8. biff says:

    Langhi is in, and must be considered the favorite, along with Lepri. No was Yemaso advances anywhere deep in this division, Rodrigo Caporal would have tapped him 3 weeks ago if the match was regulation 10 minutes, he was caught in a footlock at the buzzer. JT or Davi would also eliminate him early. Sorry just my opinion.

  9. hong man choi says:

    evan michael cathey!!!

    WAR NEGUINHO!!!

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