The IBJJF is headed to San Diego next week for the second installment of their BJJ Pro series. The BJJ Pro offers $4,000 to first place at black belt and $1,000 USD to the 2nd place in four different weight divisions (feather, middle, heavy, ultra-heavy).
The most stacked division of this event is by far the middle division. Three-time world champion Otavio Sousa is the favorite, having won his last three BJJ Pros. But he has some formidable opposition with a new wave of young and hungry black-belts like Yan Lucas Paiva, Manuel Ribamar and Jaime Canuto. Here’s the full list of competitors vying for the $4K. Who is your pick?
BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle
|99 Nine Nine JJ – International||Sergio Raimundo Rios da Silva|
|Alliance Ecuador||Johnny Joachin Tama Apolinario|
|Alliance San Diego||Piter Frank Almeida Silva|
|Ares BJJ Brasil||Breno Henrique Abreu Bittencourt|
|Coalition 95||Nathan Albrecht Mendelsohn|
|Easton BJJ||John Taylor Combs|
|GF Team||Jaime Soares Canuto|
|Gracie Barra Huntington Beach||Otavio Ferreira de Sousa|
|Gracie Barra Northridge||Victor Silverio Santos|
|Ns Brotherhood||Manuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho|
|Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu||Yan Lucas Cordeiro Paiva|