In San Diego, Xande to face Barral; Galvão gets a Gracie

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Xande sets lapel up for a choke. Photo: Alicia Anthony.

Some of the cream of the world Jiu-Jitsu crop hit the mats this Saturday at the San Diego leg of the World Professional Championship Trials. This Sunday’s action will determine the winners of the weight groups, as well as the absolute, all of whom will travel for tree to compete at the main tournament, this April in Abu Dhabi. Check out who will be facing who and a photo gallery from day one of the tryouts. The information is Deb Byth’s, and the photos are Alicia Anthony’s:

+92kg – Marcel Fortuna (Ralph Gracie) vs. Gustavo Dias Elias (Gracie Humaitá)
92kg – Alexandre Ribeiro (Ribeiro JJ) vs. Romulo Barral (Gracie Barra)
83kg – André Galvão (Atos) vs. Clark Gracie (BJJ Rev)
74kg – Kron Gracie (Gracie Humaitá) vs. Zak Maxwell (Gracie Humaitá)
65kg – Guilherme Mendes (Atos) vs. Laércio Fernandes (Cobrinha BJJ/Lotus)

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