Rafael Lovato Junior’s opponent at the Jiu-Jitsu Expo this 12th in Long Beach will no longer be Gracie Barra’s Kayron Gracie. Injury stricken, the medium heavyweight Kayron was forced to pull out from the event promoted by his cousin Renzo Gracie. The promoters acted quick and got current Pan-American heavyweight champion Lucas Leite to fill the gap.
The CheckMat black belt was in California preparing for the IBJJF World Championship alongside friends Marcus Bochecha, Antonio Cara de Sapato, João Assis and a host of other aces.
What do you think, gentle reader, who wins it? Lovato or Lucas Leita? Place your bets!
Nick Diaz vs Bráulio Estima (No-Gi)
Victor Estima vs Kron Gracie
Kyra Gracie vs Alexis Davis (No-Gi)
Caio Terra vs Jeff Glover
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Lucas Leite
Nino Schembri vs Bill Cooper
For anyone who can’t bear to miss watching the supermatches at the Jiu-Jitsu Expo live but won’t be able to make it to Long Beach, all you need to do is purchase the internet live stream package for $9.95.