Gabi, Leandro Lo, Miyao, Braga Neto: our list of favorites at the 2019 Pan

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Leandro Lo and João Gabriel in the 2017 absolute final. Beatriz Lina/GRACIEMAG

This Thursday, March 21st, marks the kickoff to another explosive edition of the Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. Four action-packed days will unfold at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. — and there’s no shortage of strong black-belts.

World champions like Leandro Lo, Gabi Garcia, Paulo Miyao, Isaque Bahiense, Mahamed Aly, Shane Hill-Taylor, Michael Musumeci, Claudio Calasans, Otávio Sousa, Tarsis Humphreys, Léo Nogueira, Antônio Braga Neto, Luiza Nogueira, Talita Treta, Lucas Hulk, Gustavo Batista, Luiza Monteiro, Karen Antunes, Talita Alencar, Ana Carolina Vieira, Amanda Monteiro and Nathiely de Jesus will be vying for glory with new talents hungry to leave their mark.

Guilherme Iunes, Vinicius Gimenes, Alberto Ramos and Arthur Gogó, partners of Graciemag, are also enrolled in the adult and masters age groups and ready to fight for the top spots.

Find out below who are the big names likely to rock the arena later this week.

MEN

Rooster

Alliance Hiago Gama
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Cleber Clandestino
Brasa CTA Michael Musumeci
GF Team Bebeto Oliveira
Soul Fighters BJJ David Herrera Junior
Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy Koji Shibamoto
Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy Nobuhiro Sawada

Light feather

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Lucas Pinheiro
Cicero Costha Internacional João Miyao
Cicero Costha Internacional Paulo Miyao
GF Team Fernando de Jesus
PSLPB Cicero Costha Hiago George

Feather

Alliance Isaac Doederlein
Alliance Kennedy Maciel
Ares BJJ Samir Chantre
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Rafael Mansur
Brazilian Top Team Leonardo “Cascão” Saggioro
Team Lloyd Irvin Shane Hill-Taylor

Light

Alliance Johnny Tama
Ares BJJ Breno Bittencourt
Ares BJJ Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho
CheckMat Gabriel “Palito” Rollo
CheckMat Renato Canuto
CT MR Ygor Rodrigues
Easton BJJ John Combs
Unity Jiu-jitsu Levi Jones-Leary

Middle

Alliance Isaque Bahiense
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Claudio Calasans
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Leonardo Lara
Atos JJ International Michael Liera Jr.
GF Team Dante Leon
GF Team Jaime Canuto
Gracie Barra Otavio Sousa
Gracie Barra Victor Silverio
Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ Manuel Ribamar
Soul Fighters BJJ Hugo Marques
Start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lucas Valle
Unity Jiu-jitsu Felipinho Cesar
ZR Team Association Lucas Rocha

Medium heavy

Alliance Matheus Diniz
Alliance Matheus Spirandeli Souza
Alliance International Tarsis Humphreys
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Gustavo Batista
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa
Brasa CTA Rudson Mateus
Soul Fighters BJJ Ruan Oliveira
Unity Jiu-jitsu Devhonte Johnson
Unity Jiu-jitsu Murilo Santana

Heavy

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Kaynan Duarte
CheckMat Adam Wardzinski
CheckMat Arnaldo Maidana
GF Team Patrick Gaudio
Gracie Barra Fellipe Trovo
Kronos BJJ Vinicius Gimenes
Ns Brotherhood Leandro Lo
Team Lloyd Irvin Tim Spriggs

Super-heavy

Alliance Fernando Reis
Alliance Leo Nogueira
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Helton Junior
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Rafael Lima
GF Team Gutemberg Pereira
Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu James Puopolo
Soul Fighters BJJ Tanner Rice
Team Lloyd Irvin Mahamed Aly
Zenith BJJ Fellipe Andrew

Ultra-heavy

GF Team Max Gimenis
GF Team Ricardo Evangelista
Gordo Jiu-Jitsu USA Antonio Braga Neto

WOMEN

Rooster

Flow Serena Gabrielli
GF Team Mayssa Caldas

Light feather

Alliance Talita Alencar
Brasa CTA Kristina Barlaan
CheckMat Gabriela Fechter
GF Team Amanda Monteiro

Feather

CheckMat Karen Antunes
ECJJA Ffion Davies

Light

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Bia Basilio
Gracie Humaita Gabrielle McComb

Middle

Alliance Renata Marinho
CheckMat Raquel Canuto
GF Team Ana Carolina Vieira
Soul Fighters BJJ Jessica Swanson

Medium heavy

Alliance Monique Elias
Atos Jiu-Jitsu Luiza Monteiro
Gracie Barra Andressa Cintra

Heavy

Ns Brotherhood Talita “Treta” Nogueira
Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ Nathiely de Jesus

Super-heavy

Alliance Gabi Garcia
G13 BJJ Carina Santi
Gracie Barra Jessica Flowers

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