Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is already gearing up for another installment of the IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championship, coming up on January 24 and 27 at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex. Click here to get in on the action.
Sign-ups only end on the 16th; still the competition is already stacked, with the likes of Romulo Barral of Gracie Barra, Rodrigo Cavaca and Alexander Trans of CheckMat, Igor Silva of GFTeam, Faisal Fahad of UAE Team, Sijira Eubanks of Lloyd Irvin, Polyana Lago of Alliance and Angélica Galvão of Atos all in the mix.
Even more big names are expected to join the race at the last minute, but there are already some 2012 world champions confirmed—athletes who will put their titles and fame at stake, and whom you’ll want to keep your eye on.
Might one of them get ousted in Portugal? Check out the list of athletes who won medals at the 2012 World Championship, and let us know if you think they’re firm favorites or not.
And to get in on the European Open action yourself, click here.
At black belt: Romulo Barral of Gracie Barra and Luanna Alzuguir of Alliance;
At brown belt: Victor Genovesi of Alliance, João and Paulo Miyao of Cicero Costha, Levy Jackson and Janni Larsson of CheckMat;
At purple belt: Marcio André of Nova União.