The supermatch to open the Copa Pódio Middleweight GP had to be postponed due to team Atos ace Ed Ramos injuring his knee.
Stepping in for him is two-time world champion (2009/10) Michael Langhi, who promises to stiffen the test Gracie Barra rep Claudio Caloquinha has in store for him. With the change, Alliance has two berths in the event: the event-opening supermatch and the Middleweight GP contestant Dimitrius Souza.
“We’ll miss having Ed in the event, but I’m pleased we got Michael to step in, as he would have been in the last event had he not been in Miami,” explained Pódio promoter Jeferson Maycá.
“In a way, I owe Michael Langhi and Davi Ramos for inspiring the final format of the Copa Pódio events. It was after watching the semifinal between the two at the 2011 Brazilian Nationals that I decided on the format for the first Copa Pódio event, which would have been an absolute tournament. After watching them in action, I decided to put together the Lightweight GP,” he added.
The tournament will go down starting at 6 pm July 21 at the gymnasium at Clube Hebraíca in Rio de Janeiro, and tickets are already on sale at the following retail outlets:
Academia Rio Sport Center
Gracie Barra BH – Marcelo Azevedo
Rodovia BR 356 – Loja 224 – email@example.com – 83*5823
*RIO DE JANEIRO
Rua Francisco Sá, 36 – (21)22749719 – firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGENHO DE DENTRO
Academia Marques Gym:
Rua Aldo Bergamini, 324 – (21)32746794 – email@example.com
Praça Santos Dumont, 62 – (21)22749719 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Família Abi-Rihan JJ:
Av. Borges de Medeiros, 701 (21)78929796 – email@example.com
Rua Arquias Cordeiro, 478 – (21)34970478 – firstname.lastname@example.org