2018 Worlds: The champions and big names signed up

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Buchecha is the leader of the adult male black belt ranking

Buchecha, the favorite to win the men’s absolute. Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

With the end of the sign-up period for the IBJJF’s 2018 BJJ Worlds, Graciemag can now give you a full list of whom to watch among black-belt adults in the competition, which starts on May 30th.

World champions and well-known names from the international circuit will be in the mix alongside new faces that have shown their worth throughout the season.

We can point out Marcus Buchecha and Tayane Porfírio right off the bat — the sitting absolute world champions. Others who have made a mark in the history of competitive BJJ include Bruno Malfacine, Xande Ribeiro, Antônio Braga Neto, Caio Terra, Celsinho Venicius, Lucas Lepri, Michael Langhi, Luanna Alzuguir, Delson Pé de Chumbo and Claudio Calasans. Newcomers include Marcio André, Isaque Bahiense, Victor Honório, Espen Mathiesen, Edwin Najmi, Bia Basílio and Gustavo “Braguinha.”

Check out below a selection of fighters enrolled and start placing your bets!

MEN

ROOSTER

Alliance JJ Center Orlando Bruno Malfacine
Alliance RJ Hiago Gama
Atos JJ USA Lucas Pinheiro
Caio Terra Association Caio Terra
GF Team Jose Carlos “Cocó”

LIGHT FEATHER

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Pablo Mantovani
Atos JJ Rio Claro Ary Farias
Brasa CTA Michael Musumeci
Brazilian Top Team Alexandre Vieira
GF Team Jorge Nakamura
PSLPB Cicero Costha Hiago George
PSLPB Cicero Costha João Miyao
PSLPB Cicero Costha José Tiago

FEATHER

Alliance Los Angeles Isaac Doederlein
Alliance Marcelo Garcia Gianni Grippo
American Top Team Kevin Mahecha
Ares BJJ Osvaldo Moizinho
Brazilian Top Team Leonardo “Cascão” Saggioro
Gracie Barra America AJ Agazarm
Gracie Humaita Phoenix Wellington “Megaton” Dias
Nova União Marcio Andre
Ns Brotherhood Rafael Mansur
Saikoo Jiu-Jitsu Isaque Paiva
Soul Fighters – Tallahassee – PBG Jeff Cummings
Team Lloyd Irvin Shane Hill-Taylor

LIGHT

Alliance Charlotte Lucas Lepri
Alliance Porto Alegre Jhonny Loureiro
Alliance SP Fabio Caloi
Alliance SP Michael Langhi
Ares BJJ Rocklin Breno Bittencourt
Association Aranha Yan Cabral
Atos Jiu-Jitsu JT Torres
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Michael Liera Jr.
Atos JJ International Alex Cabanes
CheckMat Renato Canuto
CheckMat USA Marcelo “Lapela” Mafra
CheckMat/The House Gabriel “Palito” Rollo
Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu Club Francisco Iturralde
GF Team Jacob Mackenzie
Gracie Barra Northridge Edwin Najmi
Gracie Barra Northridge Victor Silverio
KMR BJJ Kimura Europe Espen Mathiesen
Soul Fighters BJJ Tijuca Hugo Marques
XCoach Team Celsinho Venicius
ZR Team Association Lucas Rocha

MIDDLE

Academia Pitbull Delson “Pé de Chumbo” Heleno
Alliance Marcelo Garcia Jon Satava
Alliance Marcelo Garcia Marcos Tinoco
Alliance SP Isaque Bahiense
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Caio Almeida
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Claudio Calasans
Brazilian Top Team Gabriel “Timbó” Procópio
GF Team Jaime Canuto
Gracie Barra America Magid Hage
Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte-MG Servio Tulio
Gracie Barra Huntington Beach Otavio Sousa
Gracie Barra Thousand Oaks Gabriel Arges
KMR BJJ Kimura Europe Tommy Langaker
Nova União Luan Carvalho
Ns Brotherhood Yago Souza
Soul Fighters BJJ Tijuca Ruan Oliveira
Unity Jiu-jitsu Felipinho Cesar
Unity Jiu-jitsu Manuel Ribamar
Unity Jiu-jitsu Murilo Santana

MEDIUM HEAVY

Alliance Marcelo Garcia Matheus Diniz
Alliance SP Renato Cardoso
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Gustavo “Braguinha” Batista
Atos JJ International Josh Hinger
Atos JJ Rio Claro Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa
Caio Terra Association Rudson Mateus
CheckMat Thiago Sá
GD Jiu-Jitsu Association Horlando Monteiro
Roger Gracie Academy Charles Negromonte
Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut Diogo “Moreno” Sampaio

HEAVY

Alliance Tarsis Humphreys
Alliance SP Dimitrius Souza
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Keenan Cornelius
CheckMat Jackson Sousa
CheckMat International Adam Wardzinski
Checkmat Woodland Hills Arnaldo Maidana
GF Team Patrick Gaudio
Gracie Barra Felipe “Preguiça” Pena
Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Xande Ribeiro
Team Lloyd Irvin Tim Spriggs
Zenith BJJ Fellipe Andrew

SUPER-HEAVY

Alliance Jared Dopp
Alliance Porto Alegre Nicholas Meregali
Alliance SP Fernando Reis
CheckMat USA Luiz Panza
GF Team Gutemberg Pereira
Gracie Barra Benfica, Lisboa Manuel “Nelton” Pontes
Ns Brotherhood Igor “Tigrão” Schneider
Ns Brotherhood Leandro Lo
Team Lloyd Irvin Mahamed Aly
Ushirobira JJ Fellipe Trovo

ULTRA-HEAVY

Babalu’s Iron Gym Antonio Braga Neto
Caio Terra Association Yuri Simões
CheckMat Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida
GF Team Max Gimenis
GF Team Ricardo Evangelista
GF Team Thiago Gaia
IFC Life Brothers Kitner Moura
Qatar BJJ Victor Honório
Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut João Gabriel Rocha
Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut Tanner Rice
Team Lloyd Irvin Brazil Otavio Nalati

WOMEN

ROOSTER

GF Team Thamires Diógenes de Aquino
Paraestra Shinagawa Rikako Yuasa

LIGHT FEATHER

Alliance Los Angeles Talita Alencar
American Top Team Coconut Creek Gezary Matuda
GF Team Amanda Nogueira
Gracie Barra Nottingham Vanessa English

FEATHER

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Bia Basilio
Caio Terra Association Tammi Musumeci
Gracie Humaita South Bay Emilie Thylin
Team Marcos Cunha Ana Carolina Schmitt

LIGHT

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Luiza Monteiro
CheckMat USA Catherine Perret
GD Jiu-Jitsu Association Sarah Black
Gracie Humaita Bia Mesquita

MIDDLE

Alliance SP Renata Marinho
CheckMat Raquel Canuto
CheckMat Fight Zone London Samantha Cook
GF Team Ana Carolina Srour

MEDIUM HEAVY

Alliance SP Luanna Alzuguir
CheckMat – Equipe 1 Andressa Cintra
Soul Fighters Texas Nathiely de Jesus

HEAVY

De La Riva JJ Claudia Do Val
Gracie Barra Pasadena Jessica Flowers
Gracie Humaita Fernanda Mazzelli

SUPER-HEAVY

Alliance RJ Tayane Porfírio
Alliance SP Andresa Correa
G13 BJJ Carina Santi
Gracie Gym Texas Nivia Moura
Hilti BJJ Jyvaskyla Venla Luukkonen

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