Jiu-Jitsu Expo: here are the 16 brown belt stars in the GP

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Jackson Souza, bronze in the 2013 Worlds, is among the favorites. Photo: Erin Herle/GRACIEMAG

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo has published the list of 16 brown-belts who will be fighting in the event’s new Grand Prix, slated for November 9 and 10 in LongBeach, Calif.

Besides the 16 brown belt aces, among them a bunch of world champs, the Renzo Gracie-promoted show will feature another GP with only black-belts who have achieved that status under two years ago.

The Expo aims to enlist these over the following days. Those interested should email renzogracie@worldjiujitsuexpo.com with the following: titles, a 1 1/5″ x 1 3/4″ picture, team name, weight, height and phone number.

The sixteen athletes selected for the brown belt GP are:

*Travis Stevens (Renzo Gracie)
*Timothy Spriggs (Lloyd Irvin)
*Rafael Henrique (Gordo Jiu-Jitsu)
*Thiago da Silva (Checkmat)
*Arnaldo de Oliveira (Barbosa)
*Bruno Iglesias (Carlson Gracie)
*Michael Liera Jr. (Atos)
*Marcio André (Nova União)
*Max Bohanan (Ricardo Almeida)
*Jackson Sousa (Checkmat)
*Bruno Cuppari (Brasa)
*Pedro Monnerat (Gordo)
*Manuel Diaz (Caio Terra)
*Darragh O’ Conaill (Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu)
*Rodrigo Aquiles (Alliance)
*Shiloh Roberts (Lovato)

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