Supermatches to heat up Jiu-Jitsu Copa America

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Abu Dhabi champion Rodolfo Vieira. The heavyweight is one of the stars of the 3rd Copa America. Photo: Ivan Trindade

Abu Dhabi champion Rodolfo Vieira. The heavyweight is one of the stars of the 3rd Copa America. Photo: Ivan Trindade

Anyone who thinks the 2009 Jiu-Jitsu season is over is sorely mistaken.

Brazilian national black belt champion Raphael Abi-Rihan is in the final stages of organizing the 3rd Jiu-Jitsu Copa America, to take place as always at the end of December in Rio de Janeiro’s America FC gymnasium.

Again two supermatches will shake things up for the competition, the first between two of 2009’s gi-wearing revelations: Rodolfo Vieira (GFTeam) and Victor Bonfim (Gordo JJ). The second will be between Tiago “Barata” Ferreira (Abi-Rihan), a finalist in this year’s Rio Open, and Luis “Pimpolho” Fernado (Nova União).

“All the matches will be presented by MC Akira, with improvised rap characterizing the fighters,” says Abi-Rihan to GRACIEMAG.com. “Beyond the traditional fruit salad and juice for the athletes, this year the event offers the athletes free of charge a physiotherapy and holistic therapy booth with renowned professionals Bruno Mantovano and Cristiana Carvalho,” adds the professor.

For those wishing to participate

The 3rd Jiu-Jitsu Copa America will be held at America Football Club, at 118 Rua Campos Sales, in the Tijuca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro on December 12. The sign-up fee of R$ 40 includes the events T-shirt.

Sign-ups end on December 8 (Tuesday) and may be performed at Banco Real Bank.

BANCO REAL
Agência: 0271
Conta: 8722027

For further information contact Raphael Abi-Rihan:

Email: abirihanraphael@hotmail.com

Telephone: (21) 7892-9796  Nextel ID: 8*41599

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