The Copa Pódio promotion has released the first official event poster, featuring one of the most heavily anticipated matches of the night: the showdown between Leandro Lo, the big name from the first season, and Felipe Preguiça, the current absolute world champion at brown belt.
“The Heavyweight GP will be the final episode in the saga of Leandro Lo, the star of the first season of Copa Pódio, which started last summer and ends this summer,” says Jeferson Maycá, the director of the event. “The first time they faced off, in the Middleweight GP, they had a great, evenly matched match. Now Preguiça’s even more motivated. There’ll certainly be plenty of excitement for the fans,” he added, speaking to GRACIEMAG.com.
Regarding Leandro Lo’s absence from the heavyweight contest, a question raised by fans on Facebook and here on GRACIEMAG.com, the promoter provoked:
“Who know? Maybe he’s the big surprise for the final berth.”
Indeed, the final and mystery-veiled spot in the Heavyweight GP will be announced by the on the day of the groups draw, scheduled for November. Word has it that there’ll be a world champion filling it. But could that champ really be Leandro Lo?
Check out who’s currently on tap for the January Heavyweight Grand Prix:
Xande Ribeiro (Ribeiro JJ)
Alexandre Souza (Gracie Floripa)
Alexandro Ceconi (Ceconi Team)
Antonio Braga Neto (Gordo JJ)
Bruno Bastos (Nova União USA)
Caio Monstro (Nova União Ceará)
João Gabriel (Soul Fighters)
Léo Nogueira (Alliance)
Rodolfo Vieira (GFTeam)