The next edition of the ADCC will be held in 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, and the trials are already in full swing around the globe. The North American qualifier took place this Saturday.
Tom DeBlass stood out by beating the field above 99kg, whereas Mansher Khera bagged a spot under 77kg. Notable absentees included Garry Tonon and Gordon Ryan — both injured. Find below the athletes who have guaranteed their right to fight in the world’s biggest grappling show next year.
66kg: Justin Rader defeated Jason Hayden by points (2-0).
77kg: Mansher Khera defeated Oliver Taza by points (3-0).
88kg: James Brasco defeated Mathew Tesla by points (2-0).
99kg: Elliot Kelly defeated Daniel O’Brien by points (2-0).
+99kg: Tom DeBlass defeated Jimmy Friedrich by penalty point.