With the cancellation of the battle between Kron Gracie and “JT” Torres at the Arizona International Open due to the Gracie getting injured, the Gustavo Dantas-promoted championship has added another category to draw the cream of the sport’s crop in the USA.
The sixth Arizona Open, on the 26th and 27th of February, will pay out $3,000 in prize money to the top-placed competitors in the absolute black belt division: $2,500 to the champion and $500 to the runner-up.
“Normally, the divisions with prize money only happen in the summer, at the Arizona State Championship. But with Kron’s unfortunate injury to his knee, he won’t be able to face JT. So that fans and the fighters themselves will be rewarded, we created this absolute category with prize money in hopes of drawing world-class competitors to Arizona,” Gustavo Dantas informed GRACIEMAG.com.
Sign-ups only go till February 21, so better hurry. Click here to fight for the dough or to sign up for the other divisions at the Arizona Open.