The roster for the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi King of Mats middleweight bracket has a name change due to injury during training. The 2009 ADWPJJC champion Gilbert “Durinho” Burns (Zenith BJJ) will be replaced by the upcoming talent of Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa (Atos JJ).
From Andre Galvão’s den of champions in San Diego, Lucas Barbosa exploded in the competition circuit with very powerful performances and also a highly technical game. At 26 years of age, the Brazilian born in Boa Vista, Roraima, first made his presence felt in the lower belts, with a series of titles in important events. He is a 2015 ADWPJJC champion as a brown belt. After receiving his black belt, the level of performance remained steady and Lucas will make use of his well-rounded game to steamroll his opponents in Abu Dhabi.
Also in the roster are Gabriel Arges, Isaque Bahiense, Espen Mathiesen, DJ Jackson, Rudson Mateus, Manuel Ribamar, Alan “Finfou” Nascimento, Roberto Satoshi and Diego Ramalho.
The Abu Dhabi King of Mats middleweight bracket will kick off on Saturday, January 12, the final day of the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour – Abu Dhabi. You will be able to watch all the action live online on FloGrappling. For more info, click here. Follow the complete coverage on Instagram @ADWJJT.