The top talent signed up for this weekend’s No-Gi Worlds

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Caio Terra is among those looking to make a splash. Dan Rod/GRACIEMAG

On December 16 and 17, the city of Anaheim, Calif. will host another edition of the World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship.

As usual, some of the very strongest grapplers in the world will be present. UFC fighters, breakout stars and old favorites are among those registered. Graciemag looked into the current list and came back with our best picks of athletes likely to set the mats on fire. Here they are:

MEN
ROOSTER

Brasa CTA Caio Terra

LIGHT FEATHER

AMBJJ – Alex Martins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lucas dos Santos Pinheiro
Gracie Barra Rafael “Barata” Freitas
PSLPB Cicero Costha João Miyao

FEATHER

Alliance Gianni Grippo
Ares BJJ Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho
Ares BJJ Samir Chantre
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Pablo Mantovani

LIGHTWEIGHT

Alliance                              Johnny Tama

Fight Sports Vagner Rocha
Gracie Barra AJ Agazarm
Gracie Barra Edwin Najmi
Soul Fighters BJJ Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes
Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas Renato Canuto

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Alliance Jon Satava
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Josh Hinger
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Michael Liera Jr.
BARBOSA JIU-JITSU Felipinho Cesar
Brazilian Top Team Gabriel “Timbó” Procópio
Gracie Barra Victor Silverio
Ns Brotherhood Manuel Ribamar
Start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lucas Valle
Unity Jiu-jitsu Mansher Khera

MEDIUM HEAVY

Absolute MMA Australia Craig Jones
Alliance Isaque Bahiense
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Keenan Cornelius
BARBOSA JIU-JITSU Murilo Santana
Maromba Academia International Kit Dale
Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas Dillon Danis
ZR Team Association Charles Negromonte

HEAVY

Alliance Matheus Diniz
CheckMat Arnaldo Maidana
CheckMat Jackson Sousa
CheckMat International Thiago Sá
Team Lloyd Irvin Tim Spriggs

SUPER-HEAVY

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa
CheckMat João Assis

ULTRA-HEAVY

Fight Sports Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu
GF Team Max Gimenis
Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Jared Dopp
Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut João Gabriel Rocha

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WOMEN
FEATHER

Alliance Talita Alencar
Brasa CTA Tammi Musumeci

LIGHTWEIGHT

CheckMat Michelle Nicolini

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Alliance Renata Marinho
CheckMat Catherine Perret
Zenith BJJ – Las Vegas Raquel Canuto

MEDIUM HEAVYWEIGHT

PSLPB Cicero Costha Nathiely de Jesus

HEAVY

Gracie Barra Ana Laura Cordeiro
Gracie Barra Jessica Flowers

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