The 6th installment of the Arizona International Open has again gathered a record-breaking number of competitors. As last year’s tournament saw over 500 competitors, this year’s number towers in comparison, with a massive 700+ competitors. Included in the action is a 15-man, black belt absolute divsion, with a $3,000-dollar payout.
The Open Class has drawn top names such as Gracie Barra’s Roberto “Tussa” Alencar and Nova União’s Bruno Bastos, as well as rising contenders like Guybson Sa, Marco Machado, Ryan Beauregard and ex-NFL wide-receiver, Michael Westbrook. Smaller fighters, such as Samir Chantre and Rafael “Barata” Freitas, have also stepped up to the challenge.
Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for updates over the weekend.
The brackets will be available on Friday at http://www.strongvon.com/azopen6/
Check out the highlights of the 5th AZ International Open: