The next event for Copa Podio is the second season of the Heavyweight Grand Prix set for Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. local time in Rio de Janeiro, BR. The organization released the roster today which includes a variety of competitors from all different places, experience levels, backgrounds, professions and styles.
There are Americans, an Emirati, black belt world champions, a UFC fighter, a Judo Olympian, brown belts and lots of talent.
Rodolfo Vieira and Leandro Lo are the big features of the event but there are enough wild cards that can stir up the pot.
Tomorrow, Jan. 7, the names will be decided for both yellow and green groups. Each competitor will face every other competitor in their own group to gain points. A win via submission earns four points, a win via points earns three points, a draw earns one point for each and a defeat zero. The final tally will bring together the first place of one group against the second place of the other group. In the event of a tie in points, whoever completed more submission finishes will move on.
Another part of the event is the city challenge in which Magid Hage of San Diego, CA will face Franco Marini of Buenos Aires in a match with no time limit. Also, Felipe Preguica will face Guto Campos in a special match.
For more information and livestream purchases, go to www.copapodio.com
February 1, 2014.
Rio de Janeiro
Live stream – www.copapodio.com
01:00 pm (Los Angeles)
04:00 pm (New York)
09:00 pm (London)
San Diego (Magid Hage) vs. Buenos Aires (Franco Marini)
HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX (over 189.6 lbs)
Alan Belcher (USA)
Alexandre de Souza (Brazil)
Faisal Alkitbe (United Arab Emirates)
Leandro Lo (Brazil)
Léo Nogueira (Brazil)
Luiz Panza (Brazil)
Tim Spriggs (USA)
Travis Stevens (USA)
Rico Bastos (Brazil)
Rodolfo Vieira (Brazil)
Felipe Preguiça (Gracie Barra BH) vs Guto Campos (Atos)