Wielding his notorious reverse triangle, Bráulio Estima captured under-88kg gold at the 2009 ADCC. The submission hold got him featured on the cover of GRACIEMAG and made him the poster boy of the last chapter of the event, in Barcelona. Two years on, Bráulio is focused on winning his supermatch against Ronaldo Jacaré and won’t be there to defend his title. That leaves the under-88kg division looking like a town without a sheriff, a true no man’s land. And the handful of “strangers” who will be dueling it out for the gold medal are awesome. However, not one of them can be tipped as firm favorite.
Head over to the GRACIEMAG at the ADCC Blog to find out who looks likely to see a happy ending in Nottingham, England, this coming weekend.