The black-belts signed up for the 2013 BJJ Worlds step on the mat this Saturday morning in Long Beach, and the brackets are out. Marcus Buchecha (Checkmat) will be defending his title of open-class champion and João Gabriel (Soul Fighters) will make his debut at black belt in a World Championship. Last year he took the open at brown belt, and he’s coming in hot to try to win the sport’s most important title.
Check out the brackets in the pictures below:
The women’s open will have 11 athletes. Gabi Garcia (Alliance) is the current champion. Here’s what the match-ups look like:
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