Gracie Barra’s black belt Gustavo “Sirirzinho” Pires is one of the fighters that will have a second go at the BJJ Pro League.
In 2012, he went as far as the semifinal and secured the bronze medal after losing to teammate Roberto Alencar 3-0 on advantages.
Professor at Gracie Barra Fullerton, Siri has collected a significant amount of medals in the 2013 circuit.
In the American Nationals, he got double gold at the master division, with wins in open class and super-heavy.
In the adult division, Sirizinho did great at the Boston Winter (gold at super-heavy), Las Vegas Open (gold at the ultra-heavy).
Recently, Pires also won the master super-heavy division at the 2013 Worlds No-Gi.
Gustavo will be competing in the heaviest division of the 2013 BJJ Pro League, alongside Marcio Cruz, Ricardo Evangelista and recently added Eduardo Telles.
Sirizinho wrote about what he expects of the experience on his Facebook page: “In a few days I will be there again, can’t wait to step on those mats one more time.”
Watch Sirizinho competing in 2011 against Davi Ramos at the Chicago Open.
For more info on the 2013 BJJ Pro League, go to bjjproleague.com