Gui and Rafa Mendes to compete at Abu Dhabi trials and Pan

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Guilherme at 2009 Worlds. Photo: Ivan Trindade.

Current world featherweight champion from Rio Claro, Guilherme Mendes is already signed up for the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup, coming up in the middle of April.

“Rafa and I are already enrolled in the qualifiers. And we’ll probably go to the Pan in April, too. We’re just seeing what we are going to do about weight,” he explains.

“To fight in Abu Dhabi, we have to weigh 65kg, and we’ll both be in the same weight group, with our eyes on the plane ticket given to the winner of the qualifier. And if we win we’ll compete at the same weight there, to win the money, God willing”, the Ramon Lemos black belt explains, laughing.

“The thing is that at the Pan I would have to weigh up to 64kg in the gi, and Rafael up to70kg in the gi, right? But we are studying what to do, with the rest of the team, and everything will be OK. With the qualifiers out of the way, we’ll see what to do, and what is best,” the world champion from Atos Jiu-Jitsu said in conclusion.

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