With big names of the international BJJ scene present, this Saturday, Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship held in Seoul held its quarterfinal stage.
A total of 16 athletes fought eight matches split into two weight divisions (under and over 76kg), with the special addition of a no-gi superfight between Ben Henderson, a former lightweight UFC champion, and veteran Eduardo Telles.
Paulo Miyao beat Matheus Gabriel, and Kaynan Duarte beat Matheus Godoy. Additionally, a few upsets spiced things up. Johnata Alves, a brown-belt, defeated sitting world champion Shane Hill-Taylor in the under-76kg division. In the other division, brown-belt Vitor Hugo defeated 2018 BJJ Worlds finalist Tommy Langaker.
The Asian contingent did phenomenally well, with Isung Jang beating AJ Agazarm and Masahiro Iwasaki achieving a sweep on Hugo Marques right at the end. In the superfight, Ben Henderson used a nice takedown right at the start to beat Telles 2-0. To check out the best plays of the event, visit us on Instagram.
Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship Quarter Final
Seoul, South Korea
July 21, 2018
Paulo Miyao (Unity) def. Matheus Gabriel (Checkmat)
Isung Jang (Wire BJJ) def. AJ Agazarm (Gracie Barra)
Johnata Alves (AOJ) def. Shane Hill-Taylor (Lloyd Irvin)
Masahiro Iwasaki (Carpe Diem) def. Hugo Marques (Soul Fighters)
Vinicius Ferreira (Alliance) def. Charles Negromonte (Roger Gracie)
Kaynan Duarte (Atos JJ) def. Matheus Godoy (Alliance)
DJ Jackson (Lloyd Irvin) def. Craig Jones (Absolute MMA)
Vitor Hugo (Ribeiro) def. Tommy Langaker (Kimura)
Ben Henderson def. Eduardo Telles