Promoter wants Rodolfo vs. Roger Gracie in Canada

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Rodolfo won the absolute at the 2011 Worlds in California. Photo: Ivan Trindade.

A Jiu-Jitsu teacher and promoter of events in Canada is preparing a Gi Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, and he’s going to great lengths to put together a supermatch worth top billing. It’s not just any supermatch, it’s perhaps the most heavily anticipated Jiu-Jitsu matchup of the year. The event is our GMA Pat Cooligan’s Ottawa BJJ, set for October 15.

What the promoters have in mind is to offer a hefty sum, and the winner takes all. As suggested in the title, the idea is to pit three-time absolute world champion Roger Gracie against current absolute world champion Rodolfo Vieira in a ten-minute match under IBJJF rules and three referees presiding over the showdown. The organizers have already contacted Roger, who demonstrated interest but asked to only discuss it further after his September 10 fight at Strikeforce.

So what are your thoughts on this supermatch? Will the two Brazilian titans clash in Canada? Check back with later for more on the matchup.

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