European Jiu-Jitsu champions to face off in MMA

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They faced each other once before, in the ultraheavyweight brown belt division of the 2008 European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Karol Bedorf took it that time.

Now, Rogent Lloret wants revenge – but in a bout of MMA, at Polish event KSW 15, this Saturday, March 19 in Warsaw.

The crowd will surely be on the side of Bedorf (6w, 1l), who is known to more attentive ADCC fans. But he won’t have it easy. MMA champion Lloret (9w, 2l, 1d), a Spaniard from Barcelona, is also good on the ground: at the 2009 European Open he won the brown belt ultraheavyweight division.

It will be a bout of fisticuffs between two gentle art black belts with over 200 pounds on either side. And it’s not even the evening’s main event, as you can see below. The value of the fight to each of them, though, is priceless: both dream of making it to the top, ie. make it to the UFC.

Warsaw, Poland
March 19, 2011

Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Jan Blachowicz
James Irvin vs. Mamed Khalidov
Gregory Babene vs. Michal Materla
Niko Puhakka vs. Maciej Gorski
Rogen Lloret vs. Karol Bedorf
Toni Valtonen vs. Lukasz Jurkowski
James Zikic vs. Antoni Chmielewski
Marcin Rozalski vs. Marcin Bartkiewicz
Aslambek Saidv vs. Ruben Crawford

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