Five times featherweight world champion Rafael Mendes is the first black belt gold medalist on the list of athletes for the 2016 Worlds.
Rafael is already in full camp to go after his sixth title in the division.
So far, he has the company of Gianni Grippo and Victor de Matos.
Click play and watch Rafa in action against Mario Reis at the 2015 semifinals.
Don’t forget to register for the most important event of the year.
The final deadline is May 24.
Click here to sign up now.