Felipe Preguiça shooting for second ACBJJ belt this Saturday

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Felipe Preguiça looks to wrap up the year with a no-gi title. Thiago Máximo

ADCC world champion Felipe Preguiça is already in Moscow, Russia, getting ready to fight for another important title this season. On December 9th he will take part in the ACBJJ’s no-gi GP in the 95kg division. Felipe will be vying for his second belt in the organization.

“It will be a tough GP,” he said in a recent interview. “As was the other one I fought in. There are big names in the tournament, but I’m very well prepared and very motivated. I have momentum due to winning the ADCC, and I’ve been keeping up my training. I’ve already won the gi tourney, and, if I win in no-gi as well, I will be the only fighter in this event to own two belts.”

The GP will feature eight athletes, including Erberth Santos, Jackson Sousa, João Assis and Gutemberg Pereira. Preguiça will have to beat three of them if he is to bag the title. Well aware of the challenge ahead, he pointed out: “The most important thing in a tournament like his one is to be well trained, especially because the rules are for three to five rounds, so these are much longer matches and they demand more physical conditioning.”

 

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