The AJP has released the brackets for all divisions of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Rio. The event is scheduled December 5-6, at the Arena Carioca 1.
The schedule for the event puts purple belts and brown belts competing on Saturday, December 5.
The black belt division for adults and masters 1 and 2 will go down on Sunday, December 6.
The brackets for the adult male black belt division and the adult female black/brown belt division foresee some interesting matchups.
Here are the ones fans should look for:
Adult Male Black Belt:
Light-featherweight (56kg) – Francisco Jonas Andrade (BRA) vs. Rodnei Junior (BRA) – possible final
Featherweight (62kg) – Hiago George (BRA) vs. Cleber Fernandes (BRA) – possible final
Lightweight (69kg) – Thiago Macedo (BRA) vs. Leonardo Saggioro (BRA) – possible round of 16; Leonardo Saggioro (BRA) vs. Alex Sodré (BRA) – possible eight final
Welterweight (77kg) – Natan Chueng (BRA) vs. Yan Paiva (BRA) – possible final
Middleweight (85kg) – Guthierry Barbosa (BRA) vs. Isaque Bahiense (BRA) – possible final
Light-heavyweight (94kg) – Gustavo Batista (BRA) vs. Guttemberg Ferreira (BRA) – possible final
Super-heavyweight (120kg) – Pedro Elias (BRA) vs. Erich Munis (BRA) – possible final
Adult Female Brown/Black Belt:
Roosterweight (49kg) – Brenda Larissa (BRA) vs. Eliana Carauni (ARG) – possible final
Light-featherweight (55kg) – Bianca Basílio (BRA) vs. Ana Rodrigues – possible final
Lightweight (62kg) – Luiza Monteiro (BRA) vs. Julia Alves (BRA) – possible semifinal
Middleweight (70kg) – Thamara Ferreira (BRA) vs. Julia Boscher (BRA) – possible final
Heavyweight (95kg) – Gabrieli Pessanha (BRA) vs. Yara Nascimento (BRA) – possible final