The latest changes in the ADCC competitor list came when both Kyra Gracie and Jeff Glover dropped from the line-up causing the ADCC committee to fill the voids. The event on October 19-20 at the Beijing Di Tan Gymnasium in Beijing, China is closing on its final changes now.
In the -66 kg division Jeff Glover was out for injury but has since been replaced with UFC fighter Darren Uyenoyama. The flyweight and featherweight MMA fighter has a professional record of 8-4-0. The Japanese-American brings his solid base of wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu from his hometown of San Francisco, CA to the stacked division of world champions, up-and-comers and more.
For the females, Kyra Gracie left the competition for her other priorities which gave way for local Chinise competitor Xinning Xu. A grappler from Shanghai, she brings the diversity necessary to globalize the competition.
Stay tuned for more information on ADCC and the athletes as they prepare.