The organizers of the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup released the list of invitees for the purple, brown and black belt division, for the event in Abu Dhabi on the 16th and 17th of April.
Besides Braulio Estima and current champion Tarsis Humphreys, invitations were extended to Brazilians Celso Venicius, Gabriel Vella, Alexandre Souza, Gustavo Campos, Bruno Frazatto and Bulgarian Blagoy Ivanov.
Ivanon is the sambo black belt who overcame superstar Fedor Emelianenko at the world championship of the style in 2008.
Another invitee was Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, who will compete at the Pan one week prior and will be unable to go.
Check out two matches between Ivanov and Fedor: one loss and one win for the Bulgarian: