João Gabriel, replacing Preguiça, will face Kaynan Duarte at BJJ Stars July 25

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João beat Kaynan at King of Mats, meaning each has one win over the other. Ane Nunes/Gentle Art Media

Even through unexpected circumstances, BJJ Stars is working to ensure it will have a great closer for its July 25 event.

The show, which will be livestreamed on pay-per-view at, will now feature a rematch between Kaynan Duarte and João Gabriel Rocha. Rocha is replacing Felipe Preguiça.

Preguiça had to give up his spot after a bad injury on his big toe, which caused a total rupture of the ligament. João Gabriel Rocha takes his place to try to pull ahead of Kaynan. So far, they have fought twice, with one win apiece.

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In his only appearance in a BJJ Stars event so far, Rocha defeated Marcus Buchecha, so we’re not too worried about a dip in quality with the newly announced match. Additionaly, there are eleven more matches slated to take place in São Paulo. Here’s the updated lineup:

São Paulo, Brazil
July 25, 2020

Kaynan Duarte vs. João Gabriel Rocha
Leandro Lo vs. Lucas Hulk
Patrick Gaudio vs. Erberth Santos
Leo Leite vs. Gabriel Napão
Isaque Bahiense vs. Cláudio Calasans
Gabriel Rollo vs. Charles do Bronx
Anna Rodrigues vs. Bia Basílio
Luis Marques vs. Sérginho Moraes
Cleber Clandestino vs. Meyham Maquine
Charles Duende vs. Gustavo Ximu
Renata Marinho vs. Sabatha Lais
Marcos Petcho vs. Robinho

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