Scheduled for January 21-25, the European Jiu-Jitsu begins to take shape, and the names confirmed until this date leave fans eager to compete in the adult black belt in Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
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In the disputed medium weight division, the Ecuadorian Francisco Iturralde (Alliance) wants to reign over Caio Almeida (Ryan Gracie), Thomas Oyarzun (Alliance) and Alexandre Vieira. The title of the category belongs today to Claudio Calasans (Atos), which has not yet officially signed up for the tournament.
Maximiliano Carvalho (GB) appears in the light heavyweight list, alongside Howon Jung (JF Jiu-Jitsu), Okan Bulut (Icon JJ) and Jarkko Jouni (Hilti BJJ).
The heavyweight has the young Erberth Santos (Lloyd Irvinto), who have had a glorious year so far wining weight category and absolute at the PanAms and IBJJF Worlds still as a brown belt. This will be his first tournament as a black belt.
Current European champion, the star Lucio “Lagarto” Rodrigues is the only fighter confirmed in the super heavyweight yet.
Gabi Garcia (Alliance), Gretchen Dawn (GB), Venla Orvokki (Hilti), Shanti Abelha (Checkmate), and Anna Louise Mayne (CFS BJJ) are the women enrolled in the female elite.
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