Fabricio Werdum is hosting the Samurai Pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament on May 8, 2011, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the world famous Long Beach Pyramid, located on the CSU Long Beach campus. The event consists of two tournaments: the Samurai Tournament, which is for white to brown belts, and the prestigious Samurai Black Belt Pro Tournament.
The last day to register for the Samurai Pro with a discount is this Thursday, April 21st. It is also the final day for black belts to submit their applications to compete in the Samurai Black Belt Pro. The final day of registration for both tournaments is May 3, 2011 or when registration has reached full capacity, whichever comes first. All competitors can register online at www.samuraijjpro.com. Registration fees are based upon date of registration.
Cash prizes totalling $30,000 will be awarded to various winners in the blue, purple, and brown belt open classes, and to the victors of five different categories in the black belt division.
World champion Fabricio Werdum, also known for being the first man to beat Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko in ten years, is looking forward to hosting this celebrated event. “I am very excited to be part of such a great competition,” Werdum says, “With all the cash prizes being given away, I’m sure it will be a memorable event”.
Fabricio Werdum founded Samurai Pro with his business partner and fellow Jiu-Jitsu black belt Lucas Pires.